|1||163302-||Kack Handed 30||9||11-12||R Johnson||Tim Vaughan||110||13/8|
|3||22125-2||Petito (IRE) 8||9||11-4||T J Phelan||Mark Gillard||102||6/4|
|5||24155P-||Cresswell Bramble 196||8||10-11||Paul Moloney||D A Rees||95||5/2|
|2||P/14F22-||Tornade D'estruval (FR)||5||11-12||N J Henderson||A Tinkler||110|
|4||626/443-||Tempting Paradise (IRE)||9||11-4||Evan Williams||Mr B Browne||102|
Tornade D'Estruval, a winner over hurdles in his native France, is having just his third start over the larger obstacles having chased home Unforgettable in a Huntingdon novice chase last month. Given connections, he's sure to be popular here despite having a few questions to answer about his jumping. Petito is back over fences after a second over hurdles at Exeter but doesn't win very often and Kack Handed and Tempting Paradise are probably more interesting, though would undoubtedly prefer a faster surface. CRESSWELL BRAMBLE hasn't been seen since pulling up at Haydock in October but she goes well fresh and probably has more to offer over fences - she gets a tentative vote.
Kack Handed 11-2 (11-8) Chased winner virtually throughout, pushed along 5 out, kept on same pace in clear 2nd from next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Take Of Shoc's (11-2) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Tornade D'estruval (FR) 7-2 (10-5) Took keen hold, tracked winner from 2nd, not fluent 3rd, led 2 out, ridden approaching last, headed flat, no exta, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Unforgettable (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Petito (IRE) 40-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on towards finish, always well held, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Diamond's Return (10-13) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Tempting Paradise (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up, left 3rd 6th until before 4 out, weakened approaching 3 out, went 3rd again last, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Coolbeg (11-10) at Leicester 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Cresswell Bramble 8-1 (10-12) Prominent, jumped left, bumped 5th, led next until 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Bhaltair (11-1) at Haydock 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct, 8 ran.