Neverownup is proving a real money-spinner for connections and won easily again at Newton Abbot last week, despite a 17lb rise in the weights. Maybe another penalty will prove his downfall here as TONY DINOZZO looked ready to strike again when just touched off at Fakenham at the start of the month. He has the beating of That's The Deal on that run. Friendly Society alternates between hurdles and fences and scored over the bigger obstacles at Fontwell last month but Bracken House and Marley Roca are best watched at present.
Neverownup (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Made all, clear from 2nd, hit 11th, blundered 4 out, in no danger after, kept on strongly, eased towards finish, unchallenged, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd beating Rockchasebullett (11-11) by 22l, 7 ran.
Friendly Society (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace before next, no extra before last, 4th of 8, 16l behind Cinevator (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Bracken House (IRE) 13-2 (11-8) Led until mistake 8th, led again 4 out, mistake 2 out, headed bend turning for home, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Edmund (11-6) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Marley Roca (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Morestead (10-0) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May, 7 ran.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 15-8fav (10-5) Tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, headed close home no extra, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Fair Dilemma (11-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
The General Lee (IRE) 80-1 (11-6) In touch, went 2nd 7th, led 9th, headed after 3 out, weakened from next, 7th of 11, well behind Universal Soldier (11-4) at Stratford 3m 4f hunt ch (3) gs in May.
That's The Deal (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) In touch, out paced 14th, 4th of 8, 21l behind Fair Dilemma (11-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.