reluctant to jump off, soon led, reluctant passing paddock exit, jumped right and headed 7th, stayed close 2nd until 4 out, blundered and weakened next, pulled up before 2 out
tracked leaders, jumped right at times, hit 11th and 4 out, went 2nd approaching last, well held and flattered by proximity to winner
tracked leader, not fluent 3rd, led 7th, headed when mistake 2 out, weakened last
tracked leaders, jumped left and bumped 1st, not fluent 7th, well held 4th 2 out, weakening when jumped left and mistake last
held up, pulled hard, bumped 1st, mistakes 4th and 8th, closing when hit 9th, went 2nd 4 out, led before 2 out, clear approaching last, eased flat
held up, behind from 9th, pulled up before 11th
Kauto Relko enjoys a big turnaround in the weights than when third to Mush Mir at Warwick in December but has become expensive to follow whereas Nicky Henderson's novice has won at Fontwell since. Like Relax, successful at Leicester and Plumpton before finishing second at Chepstow, he faces no easy task at the weights, however, while Get It On is consistent but possibly lacks a bit of scope now. MILO MILAN has a bit to find on official figures but a short break may have done him the world of good and he's been quite highly tried, beating subsequent winner Mr Syntax here in November. Richard Lee's charge gets the nod.
Mush Mir (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Led, driven before 3 out, narrowly headed 2 out, led again last, edged left and idled flat, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nov chs (4) gd beating Habbie Simpson (11-0) by 1l, 4 ran.
Relax (FR) 5-4fav (12-5) Held up towards rear and keen, tracked leaders before 4th, not fluent 10th and 11th, went 2nd 5 out, mistake 4 out and 3 out, not quicken run-in, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Back Bob Back (11-10) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Get It On (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Tracked winner who went clear from 2nd, not fluent 9th, pushed along to close approaching 3 out, no impression 2 out, heavily eased final 100 yards, 2nd of 4, 24l behind Current Event (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov chs (4) gd in Mar.
Milo Milan (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, steady headway 7th, modest 5th when blundered 10th, driven in 4th before 4 out, challenging for modest 3rd when blundered 3 out, stayed on to 3rd 2 out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 32l behind Victors Serenade (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Feb.
Kauto Relko (FR) 9-2 (10-12) With leaders, led 7th until fell 10th, in a race won by Baile Anrai (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov chs (3) sft, 5 ran.
Seventh Hussar 100-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Hadrian's Approach (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Dec.