Toby Lerone wasn't disgraced on his chasing debut at Stratford while Chestnut Ben is usually thereabouts, though doesn't win very often. THAT'S THE DEAL has won twice over course and distance and is starting to come down the weights again. He must have every chance in this if fully recovered from an early fall at Fakenham two weeks ago. Inoogoo and Trojan Sun may be best watched on their return unless the market suggests otherwise.
Toby Lerone (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway appreoaching 3 out, no impression and well held after next, left 4th last, 4th of 10, 31l behind Midnight Prayer (11-3) at Stratford 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct.
Inoogoo (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Held up mid-division, effort 4 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 39l behind Jack The Gent (11-12) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Trojan Sun 11-4fav (11-7) With leader, led before 6th, mistake 6 out, headed before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 8, 42l behind Sir Mattie (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
That's The Deal (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Held up, blundered and fell 3rd, in a race won by Wiesentraum (11-0) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Chestnut Ben (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8th, mistake 5 out, not fluent 4 out, 5 lengths down 3 out, not fluent last, stayed on, not quite able to challenge, 2nd of 7, nk behind Take Of Shoc's (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.