Eleazar has a solid record under Rules and made an impressive start to his hunter chase career at Fakenham when trouncing subsequent scorer Assassino by 28 lengths. He could be one to follow next winter and is fancied to make a race of it here with selection DANTE'S STORM. Alan Hill's nine-year-old has always been held in high regard and can be forgiven his run in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham where he paid the price for trying to match strides with the classy Baby Run. Breaking Silence beat Silly Wupple by four lengths at Southwell last month but will surely struggle to give weight to a couple of very decent hunters.
Breaking Silence (IRE) 6-5fav (12-6) Held up last, ridden and mistake 14th, stayed on from 4 out, chased leader before 3 out, led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr beating Silly Wupple (11-5) by 6l, 4 ran.
Dante's Storm 10-1 (12-0) Tracked leaders, left 2nd at 13th, blundered 15th and 5 out, ridden and outpaced after next, lost place when hampered by loose horse 3 out, left remote 2nd when mistake next, soon lost place and weakened, 5th of 24, 35l behind Zemsky (12-0) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (2) gd in Mar.
Eleazar (GER) 5-6fav (11-12) Held up in touch, led 2 out, easily, won at Fakenham 3m hts chs (6) gf in Apr beating Assassino (11-7) by 28l, 6 ran.
Oopsmylord (IRE) 25-1 (12-5) (cp) mists; wknd 14; to, 7th of 11, well behind Surenaga (12-5) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m 2f ptp gf in Apr.
Pastek (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Led after 2nd, headed approaching 11th where mistake, weakened from 4 out, 4th of 5, 34l behind Templer (11-6) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (3) gf.
Silly Wupple 16-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, mostly 3rd, went 2nd 13th, led 16th, clear after 4 out until next, headed 2 out, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Breaking Silence (12-6) at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.