Little between the penalised pair on hurdles ratings and both were really impressive on their respective chasing debuts. Baby Mix scored over course and distance, jumping fluently throughout whilst KIAN'S DELIGHT also looked a natural over the larger obstacles when travelling so sweetly throughout when hacking up in a Fakenham contest which admittedly rather fell apart. Choosing between the pair is tricky but the Bowen inmate shades the narrowest of preferences. Dark Energy makes his chasing debut and looks next best but has a great deal to find with the aforementioned pair on hurdle ratings.
Baby Mix (FR) 13-8fav (10-12) Jumped well, tracked leader, led 8th, ridden and in command approaching last, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gf beating Highway Code (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kian's Delight 6-5fav (11-0) Always prominent, led 8th, clear 2 out, easily, won at Fakenham 2m beg chase (4) gd beating Sporting Boy (11-0) by 17l, 7 ran.
Changing The Guard 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, struggling from 3 out, 7th of 11, 20l behind Coffee (10-3) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl (2) gf.
Dark Energy 3-1fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace after 2 out, no impression before last, 6th of 10, 18l behind Marcus Antonius (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Onedin Line 10-1 (11-10) Held up mid-division, chased leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 7th of 10, 40l behind Acapulco Bay (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Redlynch Rock (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, always behind, tailed off, 6th of 8, 38l behind Baby Mix (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gf.