Sablazo was on his best behaviour when beating Morestead and Zen Factor in a driving finish at Lingfield in November but he's hardly the most consistent of performers and the third should reverse that form on today's revised terms. Further More has been sent off favourite on his last two starts here and at Taunton but beaten fair and square and doesn't look an easy ride. HEAD SPIN didn't manage a win over hurdles but could enjoy more luck over fences judged on his run behind Brick Red here eight days ago. He jumped a lot better than he did on his chasing bow and could have been let in lightly. Join The Navy was out his depth last time but still looks too high in the ratings.
Join The Navy 100-1 (11-7) In rear, lost touch before 11th, tailed off when fell 4 out, in a race won by Easter Day (11-0) at Ascot 2m 5f grad ch (2) sft in Dec, 4 ran.
Enchanting Smile (FR) 28-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, hampered 1st, lost 3rd 4th, went right and mistake 7th, struggling in rear when blundered 4 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Pendra (11-7) at Lingfield 2m nov chs (4) hvy in Nov.
Further More (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, hit 4th, went 2nd after 6th, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace from 3 out, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Capisci (10-9) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Zen Factor 14-1 (10-10) Tended to jump left, chased leader, chased winner before 8th, pushed along before 3 out, every chance next, kept on same pace flat, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Sablazo (10-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Goring Two (IRE) 9-2fav (11-5) Chased leaders, under pressure 5 out, soon lost place, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Doheny Bar (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Autumn Day (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, never a factor, tailed off and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Sablazo (10-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 10 ran.
Brandon Thomas (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Never better than mid-division, 6th of 11, well behind Clondaw Flicka (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Head Spin (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, went 3rd from 4 out, led after 2 out, headed before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Brick Red (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) hvy.
Sablazo (FR) 7-4 (9-13) Tracked leader, hit 4th, led 7th, ridden when went right and tried to refuse 2 out, hard driven and pressed when tried to refuse again went badly right then left and unseated rider last, in a race won by Zhukov (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec, 4 ran.
Go Annie 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 4th and last 4 out, no chance with leaders from next, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Dancing Daffodil (10-9) at Southwell 3m mares nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.