CAPISCI returned after a very long break to make all for an easy victory over the course and distance in December for which he's been handed an 11lb rise. He goes best when fresh so the break will have done him no harm and he can complete the double. Think Its All Over had been going well before falling and breaking a blood vessel at Bangor and he ran moderately at Ludlow next time. Fintan also appears to have been affected by a fall at Towcester as he made a bad mistake on his next start and was soon beaten. Regal Park has yet to win over jumps and was beaten a long way when runner-up at Huntingdon while Ashcott Boy will probably find this on the short side.
Think Its All Over (USA) 10-3 (10-11) Held up, mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, 5th and shaken up before 4 out, never able to get on terms, 5th of 7, 21l behind Riddleofthesands (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Fintan 8-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 8th, mistake next, went 2nd 11th, blundered 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 11, 28l behind Lord Landen (10-7) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Ashcott Boy 10-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered 2nd, mistake 5th, not fluent 4 out, blundered badly 3 out, stayed on approaching last, finished well, just failed to get 3rd, 4th of 11, 8l behind Jeanry (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Capisci (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Made all, mostly clear throughout, hit 2 out, unchallenged, won at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec beating Further More (11-5) by 9l, 8 ran.
Kirbys Glen (IRE) 25-1 (10-3) Led until 2nd, lost place 4th, struggling 9th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Le Grand Chene (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Regal Park (IRE) 15-2 (10-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, went 2nd 3 out, every chance before 2 out, hit fence and soon beaten, weakened flat, 2nd of 7, 21l behind Browns Brook (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Beauchamp Viking 25-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, well beaten 4 out, 6th of 11, 45l behind Jeanry (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Wicklewood 150-1 (10-7) Held up in touch in rear, fell 4th, in a race won by Shotavodka (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs (3) sft in Feb, 5 ran.