Zimbabwe hasn't won a race for over four years and was well beaten when runner-up over the C&D two weeks ago. Allterrain scored over the C&D on fast ground last April but later runs left plenty to be desired and he was 11 lengths behind ETHIOPIA here in May. The latter can take this poor contest from a 10lb lower mark as he's been encountering mainly soft conditions since that victory. Reblis was conceding Absolute Shambles 9lb when just touched off at Huntingdon in December 2009 and now has to concede 20lb with the winner.
Reblis (FR) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th until reminders after 7th, ridden along 10th, not fluent 11th, weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Winterwood (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Allterrain (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Jumped left, in touch in 5th until ridden 10th, soon behind and pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Tuskar Rock (11-2) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Ethiopia 7-2 (11-2) With leader and soon clear, led before 13th, headed 14th, ridden 3 out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 8, 21l behind Present A Star (10-4) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs.
Absolute Shambles 9-2 (10-3) Jumped modeately, led until jumped slowly and headed 1st, not fluent next, lost 2nd 4th, ridden in 3rd and not on terms 8th, dropped to 4th at 11th, struggling after, 4th of 5, 26l behind Kercabellec (9-7) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gd.
Zimbabwe (FR) 6-1 (10-0) Led and soon clear with one other, reduced lead 6th, headed before 13th, led again 14th, ridden and headed 3 out, kept on, one pace, 2nd of 8, 16l behind Present A Star (10-4) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs.