Last Shot kept finding when always prominent at Ludlow last week and came home clear of his rivals. He won't be taking any prisoners here either though has a penalty, and therefore a new career-high mark, to overcome. LORD OF HOUSE tackles handicap company over fences for the first time having raced in decent novice events. He is fairly treated and can take advantage of the fact he receives weight from all-bar the disappointing Paddy The Stout. Falcon Island has been out of sorts so far this season but Miss Tenacious won over track and trip on her reappearance, though has been raised 10lb.
Falcon Island 25-1 (11-5) Close up, outpaced 9th, ridden before last, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 21l behind Bally Legend (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
Last Shot (FR) 6-1 (11-9) Pressed leader, led 6th, made rest, driven clear before 4 out, stayed on well, easily, won at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs beating Pearls Legend (11-7) by 14l, 6 ran.
Miss Tenacious 7-1 (11-10) Made all, jumped left 8th, clear from 3 out, went left and not fluent next, comfortably, won at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov beating Benny The Swinger (10-3) by 9l, 7 ran.
Lord Of House (GER) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leader until after 3rd, weakened 3 out, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Open Hearted (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) gs.
Paddy The Stout (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up behind, headway 8th, chased leading pair next, lost place 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Wychwoods Brook (11-12) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 10 ran.