Buck's Bond got off the mark at Fontwell over fences at the second time of asking and regular partner Ryan Mahon takes off 3lb again. But he is still giving weight to experienced handicappers with Air Force One worth a second look on his favoured going and both Rossmore Lad and Key Cutter capable of running well fresh. ADDICTION had just struck the front when falling four out here last month. He's 6lb higher today but had won easily at Exeter before his recent mishap and can gain compensation. Bold Perk is potentially well treated but may not be the force of old.
Buck's Bond (FR) 7-4fav (10-9) Pressed leader, led 4th until after 6th, led again 8th until approaching 12th, led again 4 out, 2 lengths ahead when hung left before last, almost stopped to a walk and held on towards finish, won at Fontwell 3m 2f nov chs (4) sft in Apr beating Camden (11-10) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Air Force One (GER) 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway 8th, outpaced before 3 out, well held when not fluent 2 out, 6th of 12, 24l behind Rich Buddy (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Rossmore Lad (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 5th, joined 3 out, ridden and headed next, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Prophete De Guye (11-12) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Addiction 2-1fav (11-9) Held up in touch, chased leaders 14th, led 5 out, narrow lead when pecked and fell after 4 out, in a race won by Milans Well (10-13) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Key Cutter (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Delgany Gunner (10-4) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Bold Perk (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 8, 14l behind Velator (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.