Rydalis has been unlucky to come up against well-handicapped rivals in his three runs so far this term but still looks a couple of pounds too high. Buck's Bond is only 5lb higher than when scoring over course and distance at the start of the month but may not have won had his nearest rival not fallen two out. At the weights we prefer SHUIL ROYALE who has won three times around here, including once off today's mark, and looked to be on the way back at Lingfield last time. Ballyallia Man is another who goes well here but this may be too competitive for Market Rasen third Young Hurricane and Waltzing Tornado.
Ballyallia Man (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Prominent, lost place 4 out (usual 5 out), soon weakened and behind, 10th of 13, well behind Standing Ovation (10-2) at Wincanton 3m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gs in Nov.
Buck's Bond (FR) 10-3 (11-6) Tracked leaders, made most from 3rd, not fluent 9th, pushed along and staying on in 2 lengths lead when left clear 2 out, won at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd beating Allthekingshorses (11-12) by 9l, 7 ran.
Count Guido Deiro (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in last trio, headway to track leaders 9th, blundered and unseated rider 13th, in a race won by Kris Cross (10-3) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Rydalis (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Led or disputed lead, definate advantage 8th, headed 3 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, ridden and no impression flat, 2nd of 7, 7l behind King Massini (11-2) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Shuil Royale (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Led narrowly, headed 13th, in touch, driven 3 out, 3rd and one pace before last, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Via Sundown (11-6) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Young Hurricane (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) In touch, tracked leaders 8th, led 5 out, headed 3 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Samstown (10-3) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Comeonginger (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Raced wide, held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders after 10th, outpaced 3 out, rallied to modest 4th before next, 4th of 10, 14l behind Kris Cross (10-3) at Ascot 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Waltzing Tornado (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up in last pair in touch, mistake 13th, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 5th of 7, 9l behind Via Sundown (11-6) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Chasers Chance (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, led before 3 out until 3 out, soon ridden, no impression when lost 2nd 2 out, weakened into 4th approaching last, 4th of 6, 19l behind Via Sundown (11-7) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov.