FRASCATI PARK can register a quick double on the card for the Twiston-Davies team. The winner of his first two starts over fences, he couldn't cope with Zaynar in a Grade 2 chase at Ascot last time, but can return to winning ways in this company. Golden Chieftain won a lowly beginners' chase in November, but disappointed in better company at Exeter recently, while Connak scored at the same track before crashing out at Kempton last month. Court Victory passed the post first at Uttoxeter on his debut under Rules but was demoted for hampering Mister Hyde on the run-in. He could prove a bigger threat than the more exposed Chepstow winner Alfie Spinner and Court Red Handed.
Court Red Handed (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and strugling in rear after 9th, plugged on from 2 out, went 3rd close home, no chance, 3rd of 11, 32l behind Cannington Brook (10-9) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Dec.
Frascati Park (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Tended to jump left, tracked leading pair in 4th, chased winner after 10th, hit next, no impression when went left and stumbled 3 out, went left last 2, weakened to 3rd final 150 yards, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Zaynar (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) sft in Dec.
Alfie Spinner (IRE) 4-6fav (11-0) Took keen hold, led 2nd, ridden approaching 3 out, pressed from 2 out, stayed on well, in command final 100 yards (no time taken), won at Chepstow 3m beg chs (4) hvy in Dec beating Maringo Bay (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Connak (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Held up, towards rear when fell 7th, in a race won by Fruity O'Rooney (11-7) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Dec, 12 ran.
Golden Chieftain (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Raced wide, took keen hold early stages, held up last, awkward 9th, blundered and lost touch 12th, stayed on to 3rd closing stages, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Penny Max (11-5) at Exeter 3m nov chs (3) sft.
Court Victory (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd 7th, led approaching 3 out, edged right from after last, strongly pressed, just held on, demoted to 2nd, in a race won by Mister Hyde (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov chs (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Elite Beneficial (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 22l behind Mush Mir (10-3) at Warwick 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Dec.