Volador (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 7th, headway to chase leaders 4 out, soon under pressure, stayed on to go modest 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Benheir (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.
Buddy Bolero (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd and hampered 7th, hit 9th, went 2nd before 4 out, soon challenging, upsides last, driven ahead final 100 yards, won at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (4) hvy beating Theatrical Star (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 3-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th (water), went 2nd before 3 out, ridden 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Opening Batsman (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 5f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) sft.
Theatrical Star 6-1 (11-0) Led, joined 4 out, kept slight advantage, driven before last, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Buddy Bolero (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (4) hvy.
Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Led to 4th, in touch, lost place 10th, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 15 ran.
Ballypatrick (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent and reminder 9th, driven and outpaced after 5 out, ridden last, kept on same pace under pressure from last, no impression, 4th of 8, 9l behind Roll The Dice (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.