Beware Chalk Pit is a course specialist and should be all the better for a comeback second to Itoldyou here. But the latter subsequently finished behind GLENWOOD PRINCE over track and trip and the top weight, who has been in good form lately, can get back on the winning trail. Royaume Bleu has a poor strike rate and needs to step up on recent efforts to figure while Fluzeug, though still tumbling down the weights, has never looked like winning. Dushy Valley beat Beware Chalk Pit here last season but has shot up the weights since though, like Tarabela, will strip fitter for a recent outing.
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 3-1fav (10-10) Always prominent, every chance after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Reblis (11-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Tarabela 7-1 (11-12) Held up, not fluent 2nd, headway after 10th, stayed on same pace approaching last, no chance with winner, 4th of 8, 8l behind Le Grand Chene (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Beware Chalk Pit (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Close up, mistake 1st, led 8th, ridden and headed 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Itoldyou (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Royaume Bleu (FR) 17-2 (11-3) Took keen hold, led until mistake 14th, ridden and no impression on winner 2 out, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 28l behind Mansonien L'as (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Dushy Valley (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, pushed along before 9th, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 7th of 14, 43l behind Residence And Spa (10-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Flugzeug 10-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, went poor 4th before 3 out, left 3rd 2 out, soon went 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 28l behind Milosam (9-12) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.