Current Event easily beat Get It On over 2m2f at Fontwell in March but this longer trip may just stretch his stamina. Bennys Mist made a winning start over fences at Exeter after a couple of wins over hurdles but had to be ridden right out to do so and this is his first try at this higher level. George Nympton could be interesting as he just failed to overhaul Larks Lad over this trip at Uttoxeter on his reappearance while Simply Wings and Master Milan would have a chance on the best of last season's form. Double Ross was only beaten a neck when favourite over 2m1f at Newton Abbot and stays further but he the handicapper has taken no chances with the six-year-old, who has to give 3lb to GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN. Well backed on his comeback run at Chepstow, that wasn't the first time that Colin Tizzard's charge had disappointed followers but he has undoubted ability and it's just possible a drop in distance will suit on the easy ground.
Double Ross (IRE) 5-6fav (11-3) Led, mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, pressed last, headed run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Jump City (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (4) sft.
Current Event (FR) 9-4fav (10-10) Mid-division, hit 3rd, headway 8th, no impression from 2 out, 4th of 8, 18l behind Marodima (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
Golden Chieftain (IRE) 3-1fav (10-13) Took keen hold towards rear, mistake 9th, never involved, 5th of 12, 17l behind Lost Glory (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft.
Simply Wings (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 11th, headed 4 out, no chance with winner, mistake 2 out, 2nd of 6, 25l behind Cristal Bonus (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f beg chase (4) hvy in Jan.
Master Milan (IRE) 7-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, hit 8th, soon ridden and lost place, not fluent 11th, behind next, tailed off 13th, pulled up after, in a race won by Global Flyer (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Got Attitude (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) In touch, outpaced 4 out, soon beaten, 6th of 14, 27l behind Cruchain (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jan.
Tatispout (FR) 25-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, some headway after 9th, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 30l behind Marodima (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gs.
Get It On (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, jumped big 1st, not fluent 5th, ran on flat, 5th of 7, 16l behind Lost Glory (11-12) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Sep.
Prince Buster (FR) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led after 6th until not fluent 8th, ridden after 3 out, no extra when not fluent last, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Tour Des Champs (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nov chs (4) gs in May.
Down The Stretch 33-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, pulled up after 9th, in a race won by The Disengager (12-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
George Nympton (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway 3rd, outpaced 4 out, rallied from 2 out, mistake last, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Larks Lad (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Bennys Mist (IRE) 85-40fav (11-5) Held up in rear, headway before 12th, led 4 out, ridden and pressed 2 out, held on towards finish, won at Exeter 3m Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) hvy beating Qualviro (11-5) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Tough Talkin Man (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) In touch when brought down 3rd, in a race won by Alvarado (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs, 12 ran.
Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off 10th, 6th of 10, well behind What A Warrior (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd.