MR MUDDLE can defy to weight as he landed a Plumpton handicap on only his third start over fences in March and made a very encouraging comeback behind Un Anjou at Warwick. Sonofagun made his chasing debut in a novices' handicap at Warwick and ran well behind the surprise winner Alpancho, who goes earlier in the day. Osmosia has been going well over hurdles, where she's much better handicapped, but was beaten by the consistent Chestnut Ben over fences at Fontwell in September, though the latter is now 10lb higher. Fintan is well in on last year's form but hasn't shown much for a long time and nor has Got Attitude.
Mr Muddle 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, led 6th, headed before 2 out, rallied last, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Un Anjou (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Sonofagun (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, headway 11th, chasing leaders and every chance when hit 3 out, chased winner soon after, ridden and hampered on inside on bend before 2 out, mistake last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Alpancho (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Got Attitude (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Led, headed 5 out, quickly weakened, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Allerton (10-1) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Chestnut Ben (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 5th, outpaced and beaten from 3 out, won battle for modest 3rd flat, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Be All Man (11-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Fintan 33-1 (11-0) Keen early, chased leader until pushed along before 5th, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Moscow Me (11-3) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Oct.
Osmosia (FR) 4-1fav (10-2) Behind, headway 4 out, chased leaders after next, effort before 2 out, led before last, ran on well, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Douchkirk (11-9) by 2l, 12 ran.