FURTHER MORE is a strapping individual and should make a chaser. He travelled strongly for a long way at Plumpton last time when sent off favourite and could be suited by the drop back to 2m. Emma Lavelle's novice gets the nod ahead of Le Grand Chene, who probably needed his run at Chepstow last month. Bobby Dove looked promising when winning at Huntingdon in January but has barely raised a gallop in two runs this season and Gizzit may need further help from the handicapper. Prickles has shown little so far over the larger obstacles.
Gizzit (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, mistake 4 out, headway when hampered 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 24l behind Lamblord (11-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Chased leading pair, soon lost touch and pulled up before next, in a race won by Riddleofthesands (11-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 6 ran.
Prickles 33-1 (11-12) Led until after 1st, prominent, led again 8th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Mr Bachster (10-10) at Leicester 2m 4f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gf in Nov.
Bobby Dove 5-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, blundered 6th, close 3rd when slow 4 out, soon ridden and beaten, slow again 3 out, mistake 2 out, awkward last, plugged on to close on 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 3rd of 4, 22l behind Lamb's Cross (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Further More (IRE) 15-8fav (10-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 7, 17l behind Porters War (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd.
Capisci (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Keen tracked leader, led soon after 4th, went 6 lengths clear with winner 10th, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, rallied briefly between last two, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 9l behind Pickworth (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov '12.
Unsist (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Held up, jumped right at times, went 3rd from 5th, hit 7th, well beaten 4 out, lost remote 3rd close home, 4th of 5, well behind Strawberry Hill (11-8) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Rusty Nail (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway after 9th, went 2nd next, soon led, headed before 3 out, no impression on winner from 2 out, lost 2 places flat, 4th of 8, 17l behind Seventh Hussar (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.