Double Chocolate probably needs further than this but a visor may sharpen him up a little and the top weight is by no means harshly treated in what looks a weak race. Zhukov has also won off higher marks in the past and handles heavy ground but Tinelyra has become expensive to follow, as has FITANDPROPERJOB. However, Charlie Deutsch's mount has been taken on better opposition and could be the one in this with Thorncliffer unseating his rider at the first here last time in a race in which old stager Thedreamstillalive finished second to easy winner Carli King.
Double Chocolate 12-1 (9-12) Close up, weakened before 6 out, pulled up, in a race won by Major Malarkey (11-5) at Exeter 4m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec, 12 ran.
Zhukov (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, mistakes 6th and 9th, weakened 5 out, lost 2nd 2 out, tailed off, remote 3rd, 3rd of 5, well behind Full Ov Beans (10-8) at Fakenham 2m 5f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) sft.
Tinelyra (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway after 11th, ridden in 4th before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 28l behind Flemi Two Toes (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.
Killegney 10-1 (10-11) Led until 2nd, led again 4th, headed 5 out, weakening when slow 2 out, well beaten in 2nd when fell last, in a race won by Tony Dinozzo (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy, 6 ran.
Fitandproperjob 8-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, steady headway approaching 11th, pushed along and one pace in 5th after 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 11l behind Free World (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Thedreamstillalive (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, one pace and no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Thorncliffer 10-1 (9-10) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Chapel House 13-2 (9-10) Held up, effort when mistake 3 out, soon beaten, lost modest 3rd towards finish, 4th of 5, 18l behind Boomtown (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Dramatic Victory (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Last pair, pushed along and weakening when mistake 14th, taileed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Princely Hero (11-12) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 6 ran.