Chac Du Cadran was quite impressive in landing a Towcester novices' hurdle last month and has scope for further improvement. Stormhoek was a promising sort in his younger days but was well beaten over fences at Ffos Las after a lay-off while Amore Mio disappointed at Kempton last time. Nemetan could be interesting off a low weight, however, while Pheidias has plenty of stamina though is still a maiden over hurdles. Thehillofuisneach has a penalty for his win at Huntingdon but is heading in the right direction and can't be ignored, though now has to give a pound to THEOLOGIST. We'll give Richard Newland's five-year-old another chance here as he looked all over the winner at Doncaster last week until losing his momentum when blundering two out. A strong traveller, he was still only beaten half-a-length and the promising Jack Quinlan claims 5lb today.
Steady Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened from 12th, mistake 14th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rolecarr (11-0) at Hexham 3m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Chac Du Cadran (FR) 15-8 (10-12) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led 3 out, pressed 2 out, stayed on well and in command from last, won at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Desert Joe (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
The Black Baron (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, fell 4 out, in a race won by Makethe Mostofnow (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Stormhoek (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Keen held up in touch, ridden 13th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 5, well behind Kaybeew (11-7) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 9-4fav (11-3) Mid-division in touch, headway to lead 4 out, hard pressed between last 2, driven clear flat, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating Drussell (11-0) by 6l, 11 ran.
Boris The Blade 50-1 (10-1) Mistakes and soon lost prominent position, dropped to rear 4th, soon struggling, lost touch and pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Eyre Square (10-9) at Kelso 4m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft, 12 ran.
Theologist (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, raced on outer, led 6th, blundered 4th, headed run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Howizee (11-0) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Saint Luke (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Held up, ridden and weakened approaching 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Native Gallery (11-10) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy, 13 ran.
Armedanddangerous (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway 4 out, ridden in 6th before 3 out, hampered 2 out, stayed on to lead last 75 yards, all out, won at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Silent Snow (10-13) by hd, 12 ran.
Flying Award (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway 7th, chased leaders 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, hit 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 13, 15l behind Lord Crewe (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Amore Mio (GER) 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, lost place and behind before 8th, 5th of 10, 27l behind Fontano (11-6) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Felix Da Housecat (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, beaten when hit 3 out, 14th of 17, 16l behind Cocacobana (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Topaze Collonges (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders until 7th, soon weakened, 8th of 14, well behind Allthekingshorses (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Pheidias (IRE) 18-1 (11-11) Led until 4th, chased clear leader, led again before 9th, clear 3 out until 2 out, soon edged left, headed approaching last, no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Go Amwell (11-1) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Callerlilly 33-1 (10-8) Led until narrowly headed approaching 7th, lost 2nd soon after, weakened after 4 out, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Lord Crewe (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Nemetan (FR) 9-1 (11-12) Led to 1st, remained prominent, driven and outpaced approaching 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 13, 7l behind That'lldoboy (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Raphiell (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders on inside, ridden and outpaced approaching 4 out, never on terms, weakened after next, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Valid Point (11-7) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
French Seventyfive 22-1 (11-2) In touch, lost place after 4 out, weakened next, 12th of 17, 11l behind Cocacobana (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Mr One Too (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) In touch on inside, mistake 8th, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 14, 31l behind Rose Of The Moon (10-7) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.