Timeform: Grand servant for connections who won this in 2017 and 2018. Still showed he has plenty to offer when third at Plumpton, his best effort for a while. Has to be respected despite 10 lb penalty.
Form Snapshot: Has won two hurdle races, six chases and a point-to-point from 2m 7f to 3m 1f on ground varying from good to soft. Third of 11 behind Christmas In April beaten 3 1/2l at 50-1 on his latest outing in a chase at Plumpton over 3m 4f (soft) last month.