Kastani Beach made the frame in testing ground at Lingfield in November and finished runner-up over hurdles on his latest start. But he's yet to win a race and Topaze Collonges makes more appeal having tumbled down the weights of late. MIA'S VIC also has a poor strike rate but he found only Dont Do Mondays too good over track and trip three weeks ago and looks to have an easier task in this. Bobbits Way wasn't far behind the selection last time and has a shout on that form along with Johnnys Legacy.
Mia's Vic (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway to track leaders 10th, ridden and every chance 2 out, swithed left approaching next, driven and stayed on one pace, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Kastani Beach (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Held up well off the pace in rear, last and plenty to do 3 out, headway before next, went 2nd approaching last, went left last, stayed on same pace run-in, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Old Way (10-9) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Topaze Collonges (FR) 5-1 (11-9) Led, not fluent 9th, pushed along before 11th, headed before and mistake 2 out, soon reminders, left 2nd and hampered last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 15l behind Bertie's Desire (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Brians Well (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) In rear when hit and fell 10th, in a race won by Dont Do Mondays (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft, 11 ran.
Bit Of A Clown (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, pushed along 6th, hard ridden 9th, weakened before 5 out, tailed off when hampered 3 out, left in remote 2nd at last, 2nd of 6, well behind Tony Dinozzo (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9th, every chance 3 out, no impression flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Book'em Danno (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Caspian Piper (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, reminders after 10th, weakened soon after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 42l behind Cosway Spirit (10-10) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Bobbits Way 8-1 (9-11) Tracked winner, ridden 3 out, every chance next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dont Do Mondays (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Tom Sang (FR) 5-1 (10-2) Towards rear, headway 5 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Have You Had Yours (10-2) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Ata Boy (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd at 2nd until next, went 2nd again 8th until 4 out, weakened 3 out, last of 4, well behind Headly's Bridge (11-5) at Towcester 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs.