LUCKY SUNNY possibly paid the price for helping set a furious gallop at Kempton last time when falling three out. But he might be worth another chance if ridden with more restraint here as this looks a less competitive affair. Free World weakened very quickly over 2m4f here last time but is another eased in grade and Cooldine Run might appreciate this sharper track after pulling too hard at Carlisle two weeks ago. Riddleofthesands was well beaten over course and distance in December and has been rested since but still preferred to novice Thinks Its All Over and the mare Moulin De La Croix.
Lucky Sunny (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Tended to jump left, pressed leader at strong pace, led 6th, clear when hit 4 out, looked likely winner when went left and fell 3 out, in a race won by Paddy The Stout (10-4) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy, 7 ran.
Free World (FR) 20-1 (9-9) In touch, led 4th to 10th, in touch, lost place before 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 48l behind Buywise (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy.
Cooldine Run (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, mistake 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 7, 20l behind Indian Voyage (10-2) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Riddleofthesands (IRE) 3-1 (10-5) Keen early, led narrowly, headed 6th, close up until lost place 5 out, soon ridden, beaten from next, 4th of 6, 40l behind Last Shot (11-9) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Moulin de La Croix 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leading pair, outpaced 7th, went 2nd 4 out, pushed along before 3 out, closed next, upsides when badly hampered and almost unseated rider last, stopped to a walk and soon dropped to 3rd, not recover, 3rd of 4, 18l behind Zhukov (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Humbel Ben (IRE) 100-1 (10-8) In rear, weakened 6 out, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Umberto D'olivate (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Think Its All Over (USA) 2-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, chased winner 7th, 2 lengths down when blundered and fell 4 out, in a race won by Ravens Brook (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.