This five-runner race isn’t overly easy to call. Lake Field has obvious claims, while Free Stone Hill could easily get competitive if producing the level of form shown towards the end of 2017. However, THE GIPPER is the one who makes most appeal. Evan Williams’ gelding ran well on chase debut at Taunton and can be forgiven a mistake last time out. In a race lacking depth, the mount of Leighton Aspell has a good opportunity to get off the mark over fences.