CLEVER DICK is plunged straight into handicap company on his fencing bow but the move may well pay dividends as David Pipe's charge is only 4lb higher than when successful over hurdles at Taunton in February and he has a chasing pedigree. O'Callaghan Strand also tackles fences for the first time but is less well treated while Getaway Driver was never travelling before being pulled up at Hereford on Tuesday. Gainsborough's Art won at Bangor in March but that was a particularly weak contest and he finished a distance behind the winner when second at Plumpton subsequently off today's mark.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 8-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, effort 3 out to next when not fluent, kept on same pace, no extra flat, 5th of 17, 5l behind Cocacobana (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Topenhall (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Tracked winner until 3 out, outpaced by leading pair from next, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Mister Matt (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Getaway Driver (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) In rear, soon detached, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Brimham Boy (10-8) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf, 7 ran.
Clever Dick (IRE) 5-2 (11-11) Held up in touch on inner, mistake 3 out, in 3rd and ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 27l behind Royal Entourage (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Foot The Bill 22-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along before 5th on stable bend, headed 7th, in 5th and weakening when brought down last, in a race won by Alpha One (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn chs (4) gs in Mar, 6 ran.
Ohms Law 40-1 (10-9) Held up, headway into 3rd, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Earcomesthedream (10-10) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr, 13 ran.
Gainsborough's Art (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Led, headed 4th, weakened 3 out, remote 2nd 2 out, 2nd of 5, 47l behind Topaze Collonges (11-10) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Jam Tomorrow (FR) 8-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, led, ridden after 2 out, hard pressed on both sides when fell last, in a race won by Mrs Peacock (10-2) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Oh Right (IRE) 11-4fav (10-6) Jumped right, led until 7th, led after next, headed after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Saddlers Mot (10-12) at Southwell 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.