What's Happening completed a double for Mick Hourigan in the summer and made a fair debut for Tom George on this track behind the potentially useful Easter Day. Gas Line Boy won a handicap at this level at Exeter before stepping up in class and failing to defy a 7lb rise in the weights at Haydock. Benvolio won twice over hurdles at Wincanton earlier in the year but fell at the first on his chasing debut at Fontwell. According To Trev was never really travelling at Exeter last time but had run well at Cheltenham previously. MIDNIGHT PRAYER was left clear at the last when scoring at Stratford then unseated his rider when looking the likely winner at Chepstow - compensation awaits here. Ace Fighter Pilot stayed on strongly to score at Newton Abbot and there's more to come but shock Warwick winner Alpancho is 7lb out of the handicap.
Whats Happening (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Held up tracking leaders, went 3rd 8th, held when went left last, stayed on to 2nd final 125 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Easter Day (11-0) at Newbury 2m 6f (3) gs in Nov.
Gas Line Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 6 out, chased leaders 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Sydney Paget (10-13) at Haydock 3m 1f hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
Benvolio (IRE) 2-1fav (11-3) Tracked leader, fell 1st, in a race won by Colebrooke (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f (3) hvy in Nov, 6 ran.
According To Trev (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, under pressure 5 out, soon rallied, stayed on to go 3rd at 2 out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Kasbadali (10-8) at Exeter 3m (3) gd in Nov.
Midnight Prayer 2-1fav (11-1) Held up in touch, tracked leaders when hampered and unseated rider 5 out, in a race won by Samingarry (10-6) at Chepstow 3m (3) gs, 7 ran.
Ace Fighter Pilot 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 9th, clear before 2 out, not fluent last, kept on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (4) gf in Jul beating Escudero (11-0) by 5l, 10 ran.
Alpancho 25-1 (11-12) Led until 4th, chased leader, led again 13th, edged left on bend before 2 out, ridden between last 2, idled flat, driven out, won at Warwick 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov beating Sonofagun (11-7) by 3l, 12 ran.