Drom arrives in good shape having recently won between the flags but this looks a good opportunity for DOUBLE MEAD to add to his winning tally. Nine times a winner between the flags, he's also won five over regulation fences including a very easy victory at Wetherby last week. It will take a good effort to lower his colours but Miss Vivian is still a youngster in hunting terms and the dual point-to-point winner looks the one to shake up the selection.
Drom 12-1 (12-0) Led 2; jnd when lft clr last, won at Staintondale 3m ptp gf beating Derinlaur (12-0) by 8l, 8 ran.
Dream Garden 7-2 (12-0) Disp ld 5-9 & 14-15; one pce 3 out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Killard Point (12-0) at Atherstone 3m ptp sft.
Karley 20-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to & pu 15, in a race won by Skyhawk (12-0) at Croome & West Warwickshire 3m ptp gs in Mar, 5 ran.
Or Bleu (FR) 5-2 (11-0) Led til ur 16, in a race won by Logans Run (11-0) at Suffolk 3m ptp gd, 5 ran.
Double Mead 4-6fav (11-4) In rear, headway before 6 out, led before 4 out, clear 3 out, easily, won at Wetherby 3m 1f mares hunt chs (6) gs beating Melua Maid (11-4) by 21l, 5 ran.
Miss Vivian (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Keen led 2nd, ridden 10th, headed and hampered 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Kealshore Boy (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hts chs (6) gd in May.