RIO DE SIVOLA was a little green on his debut at Ffos Las but still held every chance approaching the last and will know more today. He has the beating of Fuzzy Logic and Kozmina Bay and more scope than The Young Master and can make the most of the weight he receives from previous winners Juno The Muffinman and Mr Lando. A 10lb claimer should help Tim Vaughan's charge, however, while the latter was taking on decent opposition when unseating his rider at Cheltenham last time though is still seeking a first success since arriving from Ireland.
Juno The Muffinman (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders early, soon dropped into mid-division, ridden before 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 10, 28l behind Captain Cardington (10-12) at Sandown 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Mr Lando 33-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, led after 1st, blundered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Far West (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) hvy in Dec, 3 ran.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 13, 41l behind King of Dudes (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) sft.
Rio De Sivola (FR) 2-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, driven to challenge before 2 out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Alborz (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
The Young Master 25-1 (10-4) Led, headed 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Kozmina Bay 100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, mistake 5th, weakened 4 out, 7th of 13, well behind King of Dudes (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) sft.