SUN TZU won by 18 lengths over C&D on his first start for Peter Bowen. The seven-year-old may now be ready to fulfil his undoubted potential over fences and should be good enough to defy his penalty in this. The danger is probably See You Jack, who got off the mark at Fakenham last month, as Chevy To The Levy hasn't shown a great deal since winning a novice event at Hereford in September. The Wicketkeeper is likely to need this and the other pair have a little to prove at present.
Sun Tzu (IRE) 11-4 (11-12) Made all, drew clear from 3 out, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 3m 5yo nov hcp (4) gd beating Sumner (10-7) by 18l, 7 ran.
Leading Authority (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Chased leaders until lost place after 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Home (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
The Wicketkeeper (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 13th, challenged when mistake next, weakened flat, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Kells Castle (10-9) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Sep '09.
Chevy To The Levy (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 4 out, went poor 3rd from 3 out, never dangerous, 3rd of 5, 38l behind Schindler's Gold (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in May.
See You Jack 3-1 (11-11) Held up, headway to track leaders 8th, chased leader 11th, ridden 14th, 10 lengths down 2 out, close approaching last, left in lead soon after last, idled, driven out, won at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in May beating Keltic Lord (11-4) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Knight Woodsman 9-2 (10-13) Held up, behind and ridden 7th, tailed off when pulled up 10th, in a race won by See You Jack (11-11) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in May, 7 ran.