14:50 Taunton Sat 18 January 2020
Last win came in December 2018 in Haydock's Tommy Whittle Chase in heavy ground, and was fifth in last month's renewal. Solid form previous two starts this term in good company and eased 3lb since last outing. Handles testing ground.
Grand veteran staying chaser who won 2018 Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter on heavy ground so has stamina in spades. Failed by just a short-head in hot veterans race at Sandown latest over 3m and step back up in trip this previous C&D winner.
Classy chaser invariably thereabouts in good company. Failed by just a short-head in Grade 3 over 3m2f at Cheltenham last month and should again give good account of himself of his 1lb higher mark. Stable in good form at present.
Won this race last year off same mark and was rock solid third in Wincanton Listed chase in November when last in action. Revels in testing conditions and appears top have been saved since for this attempt to defend his crown.
Smart chaser at best, running away with Ascot Listed chase in December 2018. Won Ascot 2m5f novice hurdle in November then outpaced in Grade 2 hurdle at Cheltenham latest. Back to fences now and handles conditions.
Talented mudlark who has been thrid in last two renewals of Welsh National, including last time behind Potters Corner. Prominent racing style may suit here and has decent chance on official figures.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C L TizzardJ: Aidan Coleman|
Yala Enki (11/10), Rock The Kasbah (4/1), Valtor (5/1), Royal Vacation (13/2), Daklondike (9/1), Regal Flow (33/1)
- Yala Enki
- Royal Vacation
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