Ambion Wood and Violin Davis are the best of these over hurdles but both make their chasing debut today. So does BUDDY BOLERO as he returns from over a year off the track. He won easily over hurdles at Folkestone on his latest start and a chance is taken the brother to decent chaser Finger Onthe Pulse is good enough on his fencing debut. Off The Ground made a promising start over fences at Plumpton and Theatrical Star ran well at Ascot before disappointing at Taunton last time.
Ambion Wood (IRE) 11-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader, led 9th, went clear on bit before last, very easily, won at Perth 3m nov hdl (2) sft in Apr beating Golden Call (11-6) by 15l, 8 ran.
Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, badly hampered 7th, blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Simonsig (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.
Buddy Bolero (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec '11 beating Monturgeon (11-0) by 15l, 15 ran.
Decimus (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along and one pace in 5th after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 17, 26l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Off The Ground (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, blundered 4th, outpaced after 3 out, staying on when went left 2 out, went 4th approaching last, stayed on to one paced 3rd final stride, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Opening Batsman (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f beg chs (3) sft in Dec.
Theatrical Star 11-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, went right 2nd, bumped 3rd and lost place, never going after, reminders in rear next, mistakes 5th and 7th, tailed off and pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Changing Times (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Wayward Frolic 22-1 (11-2) In rear, headway 7th, hit 9th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Changing Times (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.
Violin Davis (FR) 6-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, 31l behind Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.