Though only a four-year-old, Take Over Sivola has already had 10 runs over fences in France. He only beat Taratata Sivola by a neck off level weights at Auteuil in June, however, and that one was well beaten off a similar mark at Uttoxeter in September. STRONGBOWS LEGEND showed promise last season and stayed on well to finish second to Humbie at Carlisle on his reappearance. The winner ran well again at that track on Sunday while third Ngong Hills was second to well-treated Wide Receiver at Wetherby last week so the form looks solid and Charlie Longsdon's six-year-old can go one better today. Honourable Arthur may have been over the top when pulled up at Uttoxeter in March, while Victors Serenade has done well here over hurdles and will be all the better for his chasing debut at Carlisle. Neil Harvey and In The Zone return from a lay-off but are others likely to improve on what they've shown so far along with Rockabilly.
Qianshan Leader (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Held up, mistakes 6th and 9th, ridden when blundered 3 out, never in contention, 6th of 8, 34l behind Billie Magern (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) gf in Oct.
Inside Dealer (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 10th, under pressure when fell 5 out, in a race won by Calusa Caldera (11-3) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar, 8 ran.
Victors Serenade (IRE) 7-5fav (11-0) Tracked leader, hit 8th, led 2 out, ridden and headed after last, one pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Lord Villez (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Mar.
Plein Pouvoir (FR) 50-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, mistake and lost place 12th, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Holmwood Legend (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Mar, 20 ran.
Neil Harvey (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led approaching 2 out, ridden out, won at Folkestone 2m 5f beg chase (5) gd in Mar beating Canni Thinkaar (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Honourable Arthur (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Held up, closed when not pecked slightly 11th, weakened after 5 out, well beaten before 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Stoney's Treasure (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs (3) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Diamond Brook (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Led until 1st, prominent, ridden briefly before 6th, lost place 8th and not keen after, well held before 5 out, mistakes 4 out and 3 out, 4th of 6, 36l behind Down The Stretch (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
In The Zone (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 14th, stayed on same pace from out, well held by winner after 2 out, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Stoney's Treasure (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs (3) gs in Mar.
Black Phantom (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Ace High (11-4) at Chepstow 3m beg chs (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Meet The Critics (IRE) 9-2fav (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, weakened before last, 5th of 11, 28l behind Persian Gates (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Fortification (USA) 10-1 (11-1) Reluctant to race and detaced until 2nd, never looked particulary happy, mistake 7th, lost touch after jumping slowly 9th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Whispering Jack (11-7) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Seven Days (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Soon disputed lead, headed and dropped to 4th into straight, soon no extra, 6th of 11, 13l behind St Devote (11-12) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chase gd in Jun.
Take Over Sivola (FR) (9-10) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f 4yo hcp chs sft in Jun beating Taratata Sivola (9-10) by nk, 12 ran.
Strongbows Legend 7-4fav (11-5) Held up behind, headway before 4 out, chased winner last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Humbie (11-12) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Oh Braga (FR) 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, hit 5th, led 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Ede'iff (10-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Mar '09.
Rockabilly (FR) 14-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, driven before 6th, outpaced 4 out, headway under pressure next, led 2 out, soon ridden, edged left flat, held on towards finish, won at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar beating Some Secret (10-8) by 1l, 15 ran.
Lavenoak Lad 8-1 (11-12) Led until narrowly headed 4th, chased leader, led again 10th until 15th, chased leader until after 17th, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 6, 40l behind Mr Demister (10-5) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Oct.