Clondaw Hero made a winning start over fences at Carlisle but was getting 10lb from the second. The boot is on the other foot here as he now carries a penalty. TOP WOOD did well over hurdles considering he has a chasing pedigree. He'll have had plenty of schooling and can take this en route to bigger and better things. One Conemara had a spin around in a voided race at Ludlow eight days ago and will have benefited from the experience. He may have more scope than the once-useful Lovcen and winning pointer Silver Man.
Clondaw Hero (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Chased clear leader, closed before 8th, led 3 out, 3 lengths ahead last, driven and stayed on run-in, all out, won at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in Apr beating Mitchell's Way (11-8) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Lovcen (GER) 25-1 (11-4) In touch, under pressure 5 out, weakened after next, 12th of 17, 37l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Midnight Mustang 14-1 (10-4) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 6th of 10, 23l behind Clues And Arrows (10-11) at Taunton 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
One Conemara (IRE) Successful in a hurdle race and a NH flat race at 2m and 2m 5f on good and soft groundRan in a Void at Ludlow over 3m (good) earlier this month on his latest outing.
Roses Legend 14-1 (11-5) Chased winner until 4th, in touch, weakened before 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Five Out Of Five (11-4) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Silver Man 2-7 (12-0) (cp) ap; led aft 12; all out, won at Radnor & West Hereford 3m ptp gd beating Jackson Town (12-0) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Top Wood (FR) 4-1fav (11-12) Led, driven and went right last, headed, edged right and no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Rydon Pynes (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.