Only five runners in this but it's an interesting little contest. Tarvini goes well for an inexperienced rider but has finished tailed off in four runs since taking second spot at Exeter last November. Halley came over from France with a big reputation but has proved most disappointing and this looks a big ask for the maiden The Rebel Panther. MAISON DE VILLE looked one to follow when scoring here and at Sedgefield earlier in the year. He can see off the challenge of recent course and distance winner Master Of The Hall, despite returning from a break.
Maison De Ville (GER) 8-15fav (11-5) Led until after 1st, tracked leaders on inside, went 3rd approaching 7th, went 2nd going well before 2 out, led 2 out, soon clear, blundered last, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Midnight Streaker (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.
Master Of The Hall (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up behind in touch, headway into 2nd after 3 out, upsides next, led last, driven well clear flat, won at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Listen And Learn (11-12) by 25l, 6 ran.
Halley (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Led to 11th, soon lost place, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Reblis (10-13) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.
The Rebel Panther (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Led to after 1st, with leader, regained lead 3rd, headed 4 out, soon lost place, ridden after next, went 2nd and stayed on flat, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Discay (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Tarvini (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) In rear, not fluent 3rd, soon not going well, well behind before 4 out, 6th of 7, well behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-1) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.