GREAT LINK ran out an easy winner of a similar contest over a shorter trip at Worcester on Saturday. He jumped well, considering it was his first try over fences, and there may be more in the locker. He has a penalty to carry here but so does Sail And Return, who was all out to score at Southwell nine days ago and is more exposed. Sedgemoor Express makes his fencing bow but won over hurdles here last summer and looks the type to take to the larger obstacles. One For The Boss won on soft ground at Ffos Las last month but was hammered by the handicapper and well beaten on a return visit to that track. Stitched In Time showed promise at Kelso but may need more time.
Great Link 17-2 (11-7) In touch on outside, led narrowly 6th, driven clear before last, ridden out flat, won at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs beating No Likey (11-12) by 9l, 9 ran.
Sail And Return 8-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, led 4 out, ridden before 2 out, headed last, rallied to regain lead run-in, just held on, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf beating Star Presenter (10-6) by ns, 11 ran.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Midfield, headway to chase leaders 4 out, kept on under pressure, never able to challlenge, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Street Entertainer (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Letemgo (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Pressed leader, led after 4th, headed 6th, led 4 out until 3 out, one pace and no impression from next, 4th of 10, 14l behind Orangeaday (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
See What Happens (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, in touch when jumped slowly 9th, well beaten before 4 out, 7th of 10, 41l behind Edmund (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Stitched In Time (IRE) 8-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, close up when mistake 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression in 3rd before last, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Robin's Command (9-9) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May.
One For The Boss (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 10th, ridden 4 out, headed when mistake next, weakened flat, 4th of 8, 9l behind Bens Moor (10-6) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Chankillo 7-1 (10-11) Mid-division, pushed along after 7th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 7th of 17, 30l behind Fintan (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Etania 20-1 (10-9) Slight lead when bumped and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May, 17 ran.
Danby's Legend 4-1 (10-0) Raced in last, not fluent 2nd or 4th, ridden after next, well beaten before 2 out, plugged on into remote 4th latter stages, 4th of 6, 34l behind Mr Shantu (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Flichity (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Mid-division, pushed along, 13th, headway 4 out, left 3rd 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Midnight Diamond (11-3) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.