Sands Cove may well have won at Exeter on his penultimate start but for falling two out but didn't run as well at Taunton subsequently. BOBCATBILLY did very well to score at Ludlow then almost defied an 8lb weight rise on his next start there. A P McCoy takes the ride for the first time and Ian Williams' charge can get back on the winning trail. Jonjo O'Neill's Presence Felt makes his debut over fences though he's scored between the flags but dual winning hurdler Supreme Asset appears to have plenty of weight for what he's achieved so far over fences.
Supreme Asset (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 5th, led 4 out, ridden before next, headed and weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Doynosaur (10-7) at Newcastle 2m nov chs (4) gd.
Sands Cove (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2nd, hit 5th, 4th and beaten after 4 out, no impression after, stayed on flat, last of 4, 8l behind Funny Star (11-5) at Taunton 2m (3) gd.
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) In rear, pushed along after 4th, lost touch after 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Foxcub (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Presence Felt (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4th, reminders soon after, weakened from 4 out, last of 9, 41l behind Timesishard (11-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Bobcatbilly (IRE) 9-4 (10-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, left 2nd 4 out, effort next, ridden and every chance flat, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Cloudy Joker (10-8) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs.
No Duffer 9-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, behind from 6th, tailed off and pulled up 11th, in a race won by Alpancho (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov, 12 ran.