Aland Islands was only beaten a neck over C&D earlier this month but that was a little disappointing after his debut win at Newcastle and we'll take him on today with UNITED PARK. The four-year-old's career over fences took off last month with a couple of wide-margin wins at Auteuil and the sky's the limit now. Simonside ran well for a long way on his debut over fences at Doncaster and should have benefited from the experience but Hollins didn't impress on his only previous try over the larger obstacles and the other pair will do better once qualified for handicaps.
Aland Islands (IRE) 5-6fav (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before
United Park (FR) 5-1 (10-7) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f 4yo chs hvy in Nov beating Uppercut D'albain (11-0) by 12l, 10 ran.
Hollins 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 5th, behind from 3 out, 8th of 12, 28l behind Araldur (10-11) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft.
Little Hercules (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, pushed and werakened before 7th, 10th of 14, well behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
Nuts N Bolts 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 4 out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 23l behind Bury Parade (10-13) at Carlisle 2m beg chs (4) sft in Oct.
Simonside 16-1 (11-2) Close up, led 5th, headed 6th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 28l behind Wiesentraum (11-2) at Doncaster 2m 3f beg chs (3) gs.