3m. 45yds. 4 Declared.
William Hill Towton Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race) (Class 1 ) of £40,000.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €22,780.00 2nd - €8,548.00 3rd - €4,280.00 4th - €2,132.00 5th - €1,072.00 6th - €536.00
Formscan - BALLYGRIFINCOTTAGE made the perfect start over fences at Haydock when accounting for a useful individual and victory here would seal his place at the Cheltenham Festival, where he ran with credit last season to finish fourth in the Albert Bartlett. O'Toole scored on his chasing bow at Newcastle last month and appears to have plenty of improvement to come now stepping up to 3m. City Chief won at Hereford on his latest outing, but his jumping will need to be better on this occasion.