There are 21 runners in this race.
Classy hunter chaser who put up a bold showing when just touched off after a sustained duel at Cheltenham. Likeable sort who should be thereabouts again if his jumping holds up.
|12-0||Mr P W Mullins||W P Mullins||3/1||2/1||33|
Useful veteran chaser who didn't need to be at his best to land a Wincanton hunter in February. Disappointing next time but he's proven over these fences and won't lack for assistance up top.
|12-0||Mr William Biddick||Paul Nicholls||6/1||7/1||17|
|||||22||21 Some Man
Fairly useful chaser who looked as good as ever when making all in a hunter at Down Royal 22 days ago. This is tougher but there could be more to come.
|12-0||Mr B O'Neill||D M Christie||8/1||9/1||13|
|||||36||7 Dashing Perk
Useful chaser who wasn't disgraced when third switched to hunters at Wincanton last month but will need to be back at the top of his game if he's to make a serious impact in this better race.
|12-0||Mr Sam Waley-Cohen||Dr Richard Newland||11/1||12/1||9|
|||||20||15 Mighty Stowaway
Winning pointer who returned to Rules with a respectable third behind Billaway at Fairyhouse in November but turned in a laboured effort in blinkers at Cheltenham subsequently.
|12-0||Mr J J Codd||Mrs Denise Foster||16/1||12/1||25|
|||||37||12 Killaro Boy
Shaped as if retaining plenty of ability after 15 months off at Leicester behind Cat Tiger, likely to have finished a good bit closer without a bad stumble at an inopportune moment.
|12-0||Mr Zac Baker||Henry Oliver||16/1||18/1||13|
|||||27||22 Tango De Juilley
Formerly smart chaser who resumed winning ways in 2m Leicester hunter in the mud last month. Lots more needed in this company.
|12-0||Miss Lucy Turner||Venetia Williams||18/1||25/1||39|
|||||32||19 Risk And Roll
Temperamental hurdler/chaser who won a couple of hunters for new connections early last year. Placed twice this term, not jumping too great at Huntingdon latest. Lot more needed.
|12-0||Mr Milo Herbert||Mrs N Sheppard||40/1||40/1||0|
|||||36||14 Looking Well
Doesn't look the force of old, taking keen hold and not always fluent on first go in hunters at Musselburgh last month. Drops in trip.
|12-0||Mr J C Barry||Nicky Richards||33/1||50/1||52|
|||||24||9 Golden Tobouggan
Good strike rate in points (7-16 in that sphere) and positive start under Rules when second in a hunter at Wincanton. Not in same form when filling same position at Stratford next time, though.
|12-0||Mr Jack Andrews||Mrs Julie Wadland||50/1||50/1||0|
Fairly useful chaser who wasn't disgraced on his return to Rules when sixth to Billaway in a hunter at Down Royal 112 days ago but is out of his depth in this. Tongue tied for the first time.
|12-0||Mr T Hamilton||John Joseph Hanlon||66/1||50/1||24|
|||||413||23 Ucello Conti
Completely lost his way for Gordon Elliott last term and, despite finishing fourth in points the last twice, it's hard to make a case for him returning to Rules in such a competitive affair.
|12-0||Mr Ben Bromley||Philip Rowley||66/1||50/1||24|
Resumed winning ways in a regulation handicap at Carlisle in October. Failed to finish off his race with much conviction in Musselburgh hunters the last twice.
|12-0||Mr Derek O'Connor||Donald McCain||33/1||66/1||100|
Fair chaser who returned to this sphere with an excellent second to Hazel Hill at Ludlow but has been pulled up twice subsequently.
|12-0||Mr Henry Crow||J J O'Shea||150/1||66/1||56|
|||||126||16 More Buck's
Inconsistent sort who was pulled up at Market Rasen when last seen 4 months ago. Hard to make any sort of case for.
|12-0||Mr Peter Bryan||Mickey Bowen||66/1||125/1||89|
|||||9||2 Bishops Road
Useful chaser at his peak but well into the twilight of his career and there was little encouragement to be gleaned from his return at Warwick 9 days ago.
|12-0||Mr Edward Austin||D E Hewins||100/1||200/1||100|
|||||39||11 Kashmir Peak
Solid operator in this sphere and should come on for his fourth at Fontwell 39 days ago. He's not really up to this grade, however.
|12-0||Mr Daniel ||Alan Hill||100/1||200/1||100|
|||||27||5 Clondaw Westie
Fairly useful chaser at best but hard to make a case for based on this seasons exploits.
|12-0||Miss Izzie ||Lawney Hill||200/1||200/1||0|
|1||29||6 Cousin Pascal
Winning pointer since joining this stable and has made positive start in hunters, scoring easily at Catterick 29 days ago. This is a much stiffer assignment, though.
|12-0||Mr James King||J J O'Shea||66/1||66/1||0|
Has enjoyed plenty of success in points and won first 2 starts in hunters before a fine effort in fourth at Cheltenham last month, albeit having a hard race.
|12-0||Miss Gina Andrews||T Ellis||8/1||5.5/1||31|
|3||37||4 Cat Tiger
Classy chaser who made a highly pleasing start in this sphere when making all at Leicester last month from Tango de Juilley. Very much the type to take to these fences, so he boasts excellent claims.
|12-0||Mr David Maxwell||Paul Nicholls||7/1||5.5/1||21|