Cottage Flyer, a winner between the flags last month and of an incident-packed beginners' event at Fakenham over fences five days later, was due to run in the 3.10 at Hereford yesterday but whatever happens there he faces a stiff task against FAHRISEE. Evan Williams' charge didn't please everyone when beating just three rivals including Thumbs Up at Ffos Las but this won't take much winning and he can go in again. Courella is doubly penalised and was tailed off on his comeback at Leicester three weeks ago.
Courella (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) In rear, lost touch 4th, tailed off from 8th, 4th of 5, well behind Double The Trouble (10-4) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf.
Cottage Flyer (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Made all, strongly challenged when left in clear lead 4 out, pushed along approaching 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Fakenham 3m beg chase (3) gd beating Erzen (10-7) by 9l, 7 ran.
Fahrisee (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased clear leader, closed 4 out, led before last, came clear flat, won at Ffos Las 2m beg chase (3) sft beating Ruthenoise (10-2) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Thumbs Up 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leading pair, hit 7th and joined for 3rd, no chance with leading duo 4 out, dropped to 4th when blundered 3 out, went well held 3rd again close home, 3rd of 4, 16l behind Fahrisee (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m beg chase (3) sft.
Dark Haven 150-1 (10-10) Always in rear, tailed off 7th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Lucy's Perfect (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 12 ran.