Randjo has been a costly failure on a couple of occasions including at Chepstow a month ago though it's more than likely he found the trip too short that day. It's a long time since Mylord Collonges won a race but he's now dropped markedly in the weights though MORENITO looks the one to be on. Tom George's charge has returned from a long absence to run really well before tiring at the last on his two runs this season and should be spot-on to regain the winning thread. Ere Alfie has run so poorly on his two recent starts that he's difficult to fancy but Marias Rock made a winning reappearance last year though she's 10lb higher this time.
Ere Alfie (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, reminders after 8th and before 10th where mistake, weakened 13th, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Runshan (11-2) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Randjo (FR) 5-2fav (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden from 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Renard (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Mylord Collonges (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Led 2nd until next, led 5th until 6th, remained prominent, jumped left and challenged 4 out, led 2 out, headed flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Handtheprizeover (11-2) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Morenito (FR) 5-4fav (11-8) Prominent, led 3 out, ridden and headed next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 17l behind Investment Affair (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Folie A Deux (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, pushed along 7th, headway 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 12l behind Renard (11-8) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Pacha D'Oudairies (FR) 11-2 (11-7) In touch, led on long run to 3rd, headed 7th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Himrayn (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Betheholygobbs (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) In rear, struggling from early, never a factor, 10th of 15, 44l behind Hot Friend (11-12) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul.
Silver Dollars (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, reminders 8th, soon lost place, behind from 13th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by That'lldoboy (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 13 ran.
Gunship (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Pressed leader, jumped right 1st, led approaching 4th, headed 7th, led 9th, headed before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 12, 49l behind The Donserelli (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Local Present (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, weakened from 18th, 6th of 7, well behind Digger Gets Lucky (11-5) at Wincanton 3m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Legends Lass 11-1 (11-2) Mistake when badly hampered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by French Ties (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov, 11 ran.
Marias Rock 11-4fav (11-4) Raced wide, never travelled in rear, ridden after 7th, tailed off 13th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ilewin Tom (10-10) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 15 ran.
This Way (IRE) 5-2 (11-4) Not fluent early, held up in touch, headway to chase winner 11th, held when blundered next, soon weakened, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 4, well behind Kilcommon Pride (10-6) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.