John Forbes has run three times here in a 77-race career but has never looked like winning. Stablemate Overrule is a regular on the Flat here, however, and won a poor seller last month. He should be in the shake-up while the chaser Saveiro will be better for a recent run, his first for a year, and his stable does well in these events. TORNADO BOB was in cracking form over hurdles a year ago and, though proving very expensive to follow in all three starts over fences this season, he can get a confidence-booster against this inferior opposition. Russian Flag is a fair chaser at his best but hardly likely to have the pace for this.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 50-1 (9-7) In touch, hit 6th, lost place 15th, soon behind, 5th of 13, 15l behind Bardolet (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Finnegans Rainbow 125-1 (9-7) Chased leaders until 3rd, behind 10th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Esteem (9-7) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan.
John Forbes 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 27l behind Hildisvini (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Le Burf (FR) 8-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, mistakes, effort 16th, weakened next, well beaten 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Zarrafakt (11-1) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Jan, 12 ran.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 22-1 (10-6) Tracked leader until ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 20l behind Roc De Guye (11-4) at Fakenham 2m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Nov.
Overrule (USA) 13-2 (11-7) In rear, ridden after 3 out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 44l behind Jeu De Roseau (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Behind, blundered 5th and 8th, lost touch after next, no danger after, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Persian Gates (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
Rory Boy (USA) 40-1 (11-5) Always behind, struggling 5th, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Wise Move (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Jan.
Russian Flag (FR) 40-1 (11-9) Always behind, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by King Edmund (11-7) at Ascot 2m 1f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Satindra (IRE) 80-1 (10-0) Held up, not fluent 3rd, behind next, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Drom (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Saveiro (FR) 11-2 (11-10) Never on terms, 5th of 7, well behind Time Out (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Tornado Bob (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Led, not fluent 5th, hit 7th, headed 12th, ridden after 14th, beaten 4 out, tired when lost 2nd and mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Wistow (10-7) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (5) hvy in Dec, 4 ran.
Jasmin Rai 25-1 (11-7) In touch on outside, outpaced 3 out, weakened before next, 11th of 14, 36l behind Bocamix (11-2) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Night Reveller (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Prominent until 6th, behind next, pulled up after, in a race won by Dreambrook Lady (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m mares nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jan, 10 ran.