CHESHIRE PRINCE can take this event at the expense of It's A Date and Dr Livingstone. This horse appeared to thrive upon his work when trained by Mark Brisbourne and he displayed plenty of resolution when taking an event at Huntingdon for new connections. It's A Date is to be respected from Alan King's yard. A useful middle distance sort on the flat, he failed to land a tilt at the ring at Uttoxeter. Dr Livingstone is sure to have been well schooled. A winner on soft going on the level; he rated in the high 80's. Champtho won a weak event at Plumpton in good style and is worthy of his chance in this better race. Pearlysteps drops in trip having tried his luck over further. His second in a bumper behind Red Harbour at Ascot is smart form. Future Vision was strongly fancied for a Uttoxeter bumper so must have shown something at home. El Distintivo was quietly backed on debut and there may be more to come from Venetia Williams' representative. Sacrilege faces no easy task in conceding penalties and the blinkers have been reached for after the cheekpieces have been utilised. Cheshire Prince might have a few questions to answer in relation to the going but his resolve could be enough to get him by.
Sacrilege 11-2 (11-5) Lined up in front, jinked left and unseated rider as tape went, in a race won by Shore Thing (11-12) at Ludlow 2m Claiming Hurdle (4-7) (4) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
Champtho (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leader and keen, led 2 out, driven out, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Dakiyah (10-7) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Cheshire Prince 15-8fav (10-12) Mid-division, closed after 3rd, left in lead bend after 3 out, quicken flat, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Wizard of Odds (10-9) by 4l, 8 ran.
Another Miracle 66-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, not fluent, held up in 6th and off the pace, lost touch after 2 out, tailed off, last of 7, 48l behind Aegean Dawn (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Nov.
Dr Livingstone (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced keenly and led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Rainbow Peak (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct (flat).
El Distintivo (ARG) 9-1 (10-12) Not jumped well, mid-division, some headway after 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 11th of 17, 46l behind Mr Plod (10-7) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Future Vision 2-1fav (10-9) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Laureldean River (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
It's A Date 6-4fav (10-12) Took keen hold, led, not fluent 3 out, headed and mistake 2 out, no extra when lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Mallusk (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Kristallo (GER) 17-2 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed last, soon weakened, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Spring Jim (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Lucky Parker (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Stayed rear, struggling after 3 out held up when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Clay Hollister (11-0) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (3) gs in Dec '08, 14 ran.
Pearlysteps 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 13, 10l behind My Friend Sandy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Qaspal (FR) 9-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pulled hard, under pressure 4 out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 27l behind Pepe Simo (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Nov.
Kathleen Kennet 33-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, pulled hard, chased leaders over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 44l behind Apollo Lady (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mrs nhf (6) gd in Feb '06.
Sphere (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Nakoma (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov (flat).
Sweet Request 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division until ridden and struggling 5th, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Alasi (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.