MONTY'S REVENGE won off a higher mark over fences at Towcester on Boxing Day and stays well. Chris Ward takes off a further 7lb so he's probably the one to beat, though Sangfroid should do better now eased in grade. McCoy takes over the reins on Hector's House but he was still beaten a distance despite finishing second at Ludlow last month while the potentially well-treated Whenever has lost his way. Gwladys Street seems to reserve his best for Sedgefield and the remainder appear to have a bit to find if they are to play a part.
Sangfroid 12-1 (10-5) Mid-division, struggliung 8th, kept on from 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 21l behind Fred The Shred (10-3) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Bally Sands (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, some headway 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind De La Bech (11-12) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Midnight Belle 28-1 (10-5) Always behind, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Sammys Gone (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Whenever 25-1 (11-7) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 44l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on flat to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 11l behind One For Harry (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Monty's Revenge (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Made all, ridden after 3 out, stayed on, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy beating Kilcascan (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 3 ran.
Gemini Ahhs (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) (cp) prom to 14, last of 5, 20l behind Citizens Arrest (12-0) at Woodford 3m ptp gs in Apr.
Hector's House 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden 8th, headway after next, well held in 4th when not fluent, left 3rd and hampered 3 out, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 46l behind Dancing Daffodil (10-5) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.