Fisher returns to action after over a year off and as been transferred from Gordon Elliott to John Quinn. He's still only a five-year-old and looked a very smart prospect as a juvenile so is one to keep an eye on despite a big weight. His stable is also represented by FORCED FAMILY FUN, a four-year-old who beat older horses in good style at Doncaster where he gave notice that there was more in the locker - he can complete the double. Pas Trop Tard went up 13lb after an impressive victory at Ayr a year ago and has struggled at the weights since, though he ran very well in a better race here 10 days ago. The four-year-old Town Mouse has only had six races over timber and won two of them. He makes his handicap debut and Trevor Whelan's claim is a bonus. Both of Figaro's Flat victories have come on fast ground but he's gone well in softer conditions in his last two starts over timber. Sir Pit finished a close fifth behind Zarkandar in the 2011 Triumph Hurdle but has only had three subsequent runs and come nowhere near that level of form.
Fisher 9-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, smooth headway into 4th before 2 out, close 3rd entering straight, ridden and one pace from last, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Blood Cotil (10-12) at Leopardstown 2m 3yo hdl Grd 2 (1) sft in Dec '12.
Pas Trop Tard (FR) 28-1 (9-13) Led, ridden approaching 3 out, mistake and headed 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Clever Cookie (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) sft.
Roman Flight (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Held up, just about in touch when fell 5th, in a race won by Jumps Road (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Dec, 9 ran.
Sir Pitt 7-4fav (11-6) Led, headed before last, one pace and no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd place, 2nd of 11, 14l behind Act Alone (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Honour System (IRE) 22-1 (10-8) Chased leader, not fluent 4th, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened rapidly,, 9th of 10, 38l behind Lyvius (11-4) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Kitchapoly (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Royal Irish Hussar (11-6) at Wetherby 2m Listed hdl 3yo (1) gs in Nov.
Town Mouse 5-4fav (11-2) Pulled hard early, tracked leader, led 2 out, hard ridden after last, held on well under pressure, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Brave Helios (10-9) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Figaro 4-1fav (11-9) Chased leader, led before 3 out, hit 3 out, joined and hit 2 out, headed last, no extra flat, well clear of 3rd, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Nesterenko (11-11) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Forced Family Fun 5-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, headway before 4 out, led on bit before last, ridden and kept on well run-in, won at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan beating Mojolika (11-8) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sleep In First (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway before 4 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 8, 18l behind Mr Moonshine (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Trust Thomas 9-2 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, headway under pressure before 3 out, challenged next, led narrowly last, ridden and kept on flat, headed final stride, 2nd of 12, shd behind Allied Answer (11-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.