PRINCE BUSTER is making hard work of losing his maiden tag after a string of placed efforts. This is his easiest task so far, however, and he gets the nod on the back of a second at Worcester. Dineur has won off today's mark over hurdles and may finish closer on only his third start over fences but Bendant returns to action off a 10lb higher mark than when scoring at Chepstow back in February. Fabulous Fred finished last of four on his comeback and chasing debut and is probably best watched for now.
Prince Buster (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Led until after 1st, tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, led approaching 4 out, headed 3 out, no impression on winner from next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 14l behind Golden Chieftain (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Dineur (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Led until 9th, weakened approaching 2 out, left modest 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 32l behind There's No Panic (11-8) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov chs (3) gs in Oct.
Fabulous Fred (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, stumbled 1st, always last, never remotely involved, well outpaced 4 out, stumbled 2 out, last of 4, 27l behind Overturn (11-1) at Sandown 2m beg chs (4) gs.
Bendant 4-1 (11-12) Led, mistake 6th, ridden when not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, no extra close home, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Josh's Dreamway (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.