Circus Of Dreams has two ways of running and his only recent win came in a match at Ffos Las. Thedreamstillalive returns from a long absence, while Henrietta Knight's team is struggling for winners and her Silver Roque is still high enough in the weights, though is dropped in class today. Gentle Bob was well beaten on his chasing debut at Exeter and Lucky Landing was pulled up at Market Rasen two weeks ago while The Laodicean weakened quickly at Fakenham last time. DEPUTY DOG needs to brush up his jumping but AP McCoy is back in the saddle today and he has shown promise in the past. He's given a final chance to get his act together here.
Circus of Dreams 14-1 (11-11) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 9th until after 13th, chased leaders until weakened soon after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Monbeg Dude (11-4) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Gentle Bob (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Hampered 1st, held up towards rear, headway approaching 8th, chased leaders next, weakened 11th, behind and no chance when blundered 3 out, 9th of 15, 40l behind Bless The Wings (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Lucky Landing (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Led after 1st, headed 8th, every chance 4 out, weakened next, soon pulled up, in a race won by No Principles (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs, 9 ran.
Silver Roque (FR) 9-2 (10-5) Held up in last pair, mistake 2nd, hit 4th, steady headway approaching 11th, ridden in 5th before 4 out, mistake and struggling 3 out, left poor 3rd last, 3rd of 8, 33l behind Educated Evans (11-8) at Newbury 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Deputy Dog (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Held up in touch in last, mistake 1st, jumped slowly next, mistake and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Mayolynn (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov, 5 ran.
The Laodicean 7-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 12th, ridden and headed 3 out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 5, 23l behind Investment Affair (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Thedreamstillalive (IRE) 10-3 (10-6) Behind, headway 4out, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Back Exit (11-4) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr '10, 8 ran.
Mr Ironman 33-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 9th, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 33l behind Pingaro De La Vire (11-5) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.