TEMPLE LORD failed to cope stepped up in class at Stratford last time. But he'd earlier finished fourth at Ffos Las and a repeat should see him bang there at the finish. Mister Matt won this back in 2011 and finished closer over these fences last month. He's closely matched with Nikos Extra on that form. The latter had earlier found Got Attitude too good at Stratford but re-opposes on better terms while Twentypoundluck has the past form to figure if at his best on his first start since October.
Temple Lord (FR) 11-2 (10-1) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 31l behind Fair Dilemma (11-0) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd.
Mister Matt (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Led until 2nd, prominent, led 7th, headed after 4 out, one pace last, 4th of 9, 7l behind No Likey (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Twentypoundluck (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 5th, chased leaders before 2 out, never on terms, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Up To Something (11-5) at Carlisle 2m nov hcap ch (3) gd in Oct.
Nikos Extra (FR) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, not fluent and one pace 2 out, 5th and no impression last, 5th of 9, 9l behind No Likey (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Got Attitude (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Sudski Star (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, struggling 5th, soon behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Uriah Heep (11-6) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
City Line (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Towards rear, mistake 5th, brought down 3 out, in a race won by Portrade (11-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-109 gd, 16 ran.