There are 18 runners in this race.
Smart 2m novice chaser back in 2018/19 and also third in last season's Haldon Gold Cup. Hasn't fired in 3 outings this term but given a chance by handicapper and no shock were he to revive.
|10-13||Harry Skelton||Dan Skelton||5/1||5/1||0|
|||||27||14 Grey Diamond
Won over timber for Nigel Twiston-Davies and has made bright start over fences for this in-form stable, beating Dostal Phil to win 2m Sandown novice handicap latest. May do better again. Respected.
|10-11||Sam Twiston-Davies||Sam Thomas||9/1||8/1||11|
|||||33||1 Getaway Trump
Gained a third small-field win of season when readily seeing off 6 rivals in 2m Doncaster handicap last month. Hasn't always delivered that come the crunch but 2m on flat track is an ideal scenario.
|11-12||Harry Cobden||Paul Nicholls||8/1||9/1||13|
|||||26||2 Moon Over Germany
Smart chaser at best, including a win in this race in 2019. Didn't fire over hurdles at the start of the season but slightly better signs returned to fences after a break last month. Could go well.
|11-11||Jordan Gainford||Henry De Bromhead||8/1||9/1||13|
|||||22||5 On The Slopes
Had good novice chase campaign last season, culminating with pair of Kempton wins. Back to that sort of form when fourth in Grand Annual at Cheltenham, faring best of those ridden close up. Respected.
|11-3||Tom Cannon||Chris Gordon||8/1||10/1||25|
Useful hurdler and quickly showed even better form over fences, winning at Newbury in November. Pulled up after being badly hampered in Grand Annual but he hadn't jumped well to that point either.
|11-8||Micheal Nolan||Philip Hobbs||12/1||16/1||33|
|||||35||11 Gaelik Coast
Quickly developed into a useful chaser, winning novices at Fakenham (2m) and Musselburgh (2½m). Fair third of 5 in 2½m Ludlow handicap last month. Back down in trip. Yard won this before.
|10-13||Brian Hughes||Donald McCain||20/1||20/1||0|
|||||65||15 The King Of May
Defied lengthy absence to land 2 of 3 starts over fences last winter and just as good in defeat this term. Fifth of 13 in AW jumpers bumper last month.
|10-10||Henry Brooke||Brian Ellison||25/1||20/1||20|
|||||61||4 Jan Maat
Every chance when fell last in 17f Leopardstown handicap over Christmas but not in the same form when well held back there at the Dublin Racing Festival in February.
|11-4||Rachael Blackmore||Henry De Bromhead||16/1||25/1||56|
Failed to win during his time with Paul Nicholls but it's really clicked for new yard, winning 3m handicap chases in the mud. Will likely have a quicker surface to contend with now.
|11-1||Nathan Moscrop||Rebecca Menzies||33/1||33/1||0|
|||||134||6 Joke Dancer
Sometimes let down by his jumping but it hasn't stopped him recording 3 chase successes, the latest at Wetherby in November. Given a break since and returns with yard in good form.
|11-3||Ryan Mania||Sue Smith||40/1||50/1||25|
|||||40||18 Ain't My Fault
Opened his account over fences in 2m Hexham novice handicap in October and back on the up after a couple of lesser efforts when scoring in small field at Newcastle latest. This a lot harder.
|10-0||Stephen Mulqueen||Lucinda Russell||50/1||50/1||0|
|||||47||9 Brelan D'as
Dual chase winner twice placed in big Cheltenham handicaps. Ludlow second in December shows he's still useful but pulled up at Wincanton since (final start for Paul Nicholls).
|11-0||Alain Cawley||Ben Haslam||40/1||66/1||65|
Did well over fences last term, completing a hat-trick in 2m handicaps. This season has been a write-off thus far but he's had wind surgery and his yard is among winners. Revival wouldn't be a shock.
|10-6||Jonathan Burke||Alastair Ralph||80/1||80/1||0|
|1||34||16 Editeur Du Gite
Ex-French winning hurdler who has shown fairly useful form over fences this term, bouncing back from a poor run on heavy at Chepstow when winning at Newbury (2m, good) last month. Not discounted.
|10-9||Joshua Moore||Gary Moore||10/1||9/1||10|
|2||21||12 Sully D'oc Aa
Confirmed previous promise over fences when successful on return at Ascot (19f). Fine third at Newbury next time bit better than result in Plate at Cheltenham (20.5f) last month. Down in trip.
|10-13||Richie McLernon||Anthony Honeyball||12/1||12/1||0|
|3||27||7 Dostal Phil
Fairly useful hurdler who looked good chase prospect when making a winning start on Newbury return in January. Matched that when second to Grey Diamond at Sandown latest. Unexposed over fences.
|11-2||Tom O'Brien||Philip Hobbs||14/1||8.5/1||39|
|4||27||10 Frero Banbou
Left previous efforts in Britain behind when returning from wind surgery to comfortably land 2m Sandown handicap 27 days ago. Raised 13 lb but he has the potential to go on from that.
|11-0||Charlie Deutsch||Venetia Williams||11/1||10/1||9|