Easy winner at Ffos Las last month and only just caught when 2nd in amateur riders race at Sandown 11-days ago, up a further 8lb with Charlie Deutsch back in the saddle.
2:40 Wetherby - TOP VILLE BEN 10/11 4pt WIN
Won first 2 starts over fences, inc winning over today’s course-and-distance in December & in too deep when falling in the Grade 1 RSA Chase at Cheltenham last week.
3:15 Wetherby - MINELLAWARRIOR 11/8 (NB) 4pt WIN
Built on promise he showed in the bumper sphere when winning first 2 starts over hurdles and the form of his 2nd at Huntingdon in January is working out well.
4:20 Wetherby - BALLASALLA 13/8 3pt WIN
Yet to win in 3 starts over fences but continues to run well and would have won last time if not for making a mistake at the final fence, longer trip should suit being a full-brother to Grand National winner Ballabriggs.