TEN FIRES wasn't beaten far in better company at Fontwell three weeks ago and can make the most of today's drop in class with a decent conditional taking 5lb off his back. Plum Pudding was still beaten a long way despite finishing second at Kempton last month and Musical Wedge makes more appeal having been beaten a nose at Exeter on Friday albeit in a lesser grade. Mission Complete is another upped in class and Jolly Boys Outing is preferred on his return from a lay-off.
Mark The Book (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened from 14th, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Reblis (FR) 12-1 (11-3) Held up, not fluent and pushed along 6th, reminder after next, lost touch 13th, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by No Loose Change (11-4) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar, 7 ran.
Ten Fires (GER) 4-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, blundered 16th, headway before 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Incentivise (10-0) at Fontwell 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
Plum Pudding (FR) 33-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, lost place 10th soon in rear, driven and headway 3 out, kept on to go remote 2nd 2 out, 2nd of 9, 19l behind Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Jacks Grey 25-1 (10-12) Not fluent 1st, held up in last pair in touch when fell 9th, in a race won by Lord Tomnoddy (11-8) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
Mission Complete (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 11th, mistake 4 out, outpaced after next, stayed on flat, 5th of 13, 14l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 7-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 2 out, in 2nd when hit last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 5l behind Like Ice (11-6) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, joined leaders 3rd, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 13l behind Delgany Gunner (10-4) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Musical Wedge 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, led 11th, made rest, ridden and ran on, eased run in, won at Taunton 2m 7f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov beating For The Staff (11-7) by 14l, 7 ran.