Peter Bowen's string is starting to show signs of life again and DARK GLACIER has every chance of going one better than at Chepstow last month having only been raised a pound. Lively Baron is thrown in on his best form and but continues to disappoint and was beaten 15 lengths when second at Huntingdon last time - the winner has let the form down since. Lookout Mountain is having only his second start over fences but probably has enough weight and blinkers will need to bring about improvement. Frank The Slink won a four-runner race at Newcastle last time but will find this tougher off a 6lb higher mark.
Lookout Mountain (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, pecked 8th (water), ridden and effort after 5 out, no extra 2 out, 5th of 7, 25l behind Thanks For Coming (11-8) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Mar.
Lively Baron (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, slow 10th and 11th, soon driven, rallied 3 out, every chance next, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 15l behind Chapolimoss (10-10) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.
Dark Glacier (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) In touch in 4th, headway before 6 out, challenged from 5 out, mistake 3 out, every chance before last, kept on run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Barlow (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Frank The Slink 4-1 (10-10) Made all, jumped well, pushed along 4 out, stayed on strongly (2 fences omitted), won at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Mar beating Mr Syntax (11-12) by 6l, 4 ran.
Beau Dandy (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened after 4 out, soon ridden and beaten when badly hampered and brought down 2 out, in a race won by Samson Collonges (9-13) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.