TAP NIGHT is proving a real money-spinner and had no trouble justifying short odds on his chasing bow at Ayr. He's already won twice over this distance over hurdles and can improve his strike-rate further by landing this ahead of the hat-trick-seeking Desert Cry, who isn't certain to stay this trip, and Viva Colonia. Brian Ellison's gelding had his course and distance victory franked when the runner-up won at Towcester earlier this week however. Attaglance would have been a threat to all had this been over hurdles but last year's Cheltenham and Aintree winner has disappointed over fences so far.
Desert Cry (IRE) 5-4fav (11-12) Held up in 4th, mistake 7th, headway next, led 2 out, ridden out, won at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) hvy in Jan beating Kudu Country (11-11) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Tap Night (USA) 4-9fav (11-0) Held up in 4th, closed 8th, soon went 3rd, shaken up after jumping slightly slowly 3 out, picked up well and led on bit after next, eased clear from last, won at Ayr 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Jan beating Un Guet Apens (10-10) by 5l, 4 ran.
Viva Colonia (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5 out, mistake and led 3 out, clear before last, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft in Jan beating Sydney Paget (11-0) by 10l, 8 ran.
Attaglance 11-1 (11-0) Tracked clear pair, never dangerous, 3rd of 4, well behind Overturn (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs in Jan.