jumped left, led until mistake 1st, led again 3rd, jumped left 3 out, went badly left 2 out, ridden and headed approaching last where went left again, stayed on same pace run-in
disputed 2nd place until lost place 13th, dropped to rear and reminders after 14th, pulled up before 4 out
held up in touch, went left 4th, mistake 10th, headway into 3rd after 15th, 2nd next, challenging when carried left 2 out, led approaching last, stayed on well run-in
led 1st until 3rd, chased leader, went left 12th, lost 2nd 16th, dropped to 4th 3 out, weakened before next
held up, tracked leaders 5th, jumped slowly 7th, renewed effort after 10th, hit 11th and 15th, went 3rd and pecked 3 out, driven and one pace when went left next, no extra in 4th before the last
held up, not fluent 9th, pushed along before 16th, soon outpaced, stayed on before 2 out, went 3rd before last, plugged on
Another Hero may just need this but is one to note for future reference. Delgany Demon only found one too good at Exeter earlier this month but has been rewarded with a 5lb rise in the weights. Relentless Dreamer was second to a progressive novice at Worcester last month while the switch to fences should suit winning pointer Baku Bay and Astigos stayed on late over 2m3f here on his reappearance and was beaten less than a length when third in this last year when only a pound lower. PARISH BUSINESS was second over hurdles on this card 12 months ago. He is still to sort out his jumping over fences but has time on his side and Richie O'Dea's claim here puts him on a very fair mark compared to his rating over timber.
Delgany Demon 10-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, jumped left 10th, not fluent next, headway after 14th, 3rd 4 out, bumped next, 2nd and went left 2 out, closed last, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Saroque (11-6) at Exeter 3m hcp (3) sft in Nov.
Parish Business (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Led, blundered 5 out, headed next, rallied 3 out, weakened last, 4th of 9, 10 3/4l behind Port Melon (11-6) at Kempton 3m hcp (3) gd in Nov.
Another Hero (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) Held up in touch in mid-division, closed from 2 out, went 2nd before last, switched right flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 3 3/4l behind Brother Brian (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Relentless Dreamer (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Led until 2 out, no impression on winner flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Upswing (11-1) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Baku Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, slipped up on bend before 3 out, at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Astigos (FR) 8-1 (10-7) Prominent early, soon towards rear, driven in 6th and no impression after 3 out, plugged on into modest 4th last, 4th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Padge (11-6) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Oct.