held up, pushed along after 10th, headway approaching 12th, ridden 13th, weakened after 5 out, fell 2 out
held up mid-division, chased leader approaching 5 out, led approaching 3 out, hard ridden and under pressure last, all out
chased leaders, weakened approaching 5 out, pulled up before next
held up in touch, no impression from 3 out
held up, mistake 1st, blundered 11th, weakened from 13th
held up in rear, headway 4 out, challenged last, every chance flat, no extra towards finish
held up, pushed along approaching 12th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out
led, headed approaching 3 out, hit next, soon weakened
chased leader, weakened approaching 5 out
chased leaders, weakened 3 out
held up mid-divison, pushed along approaching 11th, behind from next
ITS TEESCOMPONENTS has less to prove than The Shy Man, Fiftyfive Degrees and Justtheoneforyou and receives weight from Free World so gets the nod. It's true that Keith Reveley's runner has been forced to step up in class having received a 16lb hike for her convincing success at Newcastle where she did enjoy the run of the race to some extent. However, that was her second win in two chase starts and she may just be highly progressive and she does have a nice racing weight. That can't be said of Free World who has work to do under his penalty although the second did run respectably at Leicester in the week to give the form some respectability. The Shy Man has the form to figure but has had two heavy falls on his last two starts whilst Fiftyfive Degrees is tried in headgear following a poor run at Kelso. He could well go close if the cheekpieces help to get him back on track. Justtheoneforyou has been a consistent performer and may be able to see out this trip a little better now that he's got another year on his back. His form reads well enough in the context of this race but he's another that failed to complete last time so preference is for Its Teescomponents.
Free World (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Not always fluent, held up towards rear, mistakes 2nd and 10th, steady headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders after 2 out, switched left before last, quickened to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Nov beating Grand Slam Hero (11-11) by 1l, 9 ran.
Mill Side 11-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, hampered 12th, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Crozan (11-0) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Always behind, not fluent 8th, lost touch approaching 10th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Latanier (11-1) at Ludlow 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
The Shy Man (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Raced wide, held up when fell 8th, in a race won by Zitenka (11-11) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov, 8 ran.
Harry Flashman 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leading pair, lost place 15th, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Hollinwell (10-12) at Hexham 3m 1f nov stks (3) gs in Nov, 7 ran.
Quattrocento (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Hit 1st and 2nd, always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 14, well behind Exmoor Ranger (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
Justtheoneforyou 9-2 (11-9) Held up, fell 4th, in a race won by Pamak D'airy (11-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 8 ran.
Fiftyfive Degrees (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Held up in rear, reminders 9th, soon detached, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Garleton (11-1) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov, 11 ran.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, held up in touch, pushed along approaching 9th, soon lost place, 4th of 5, 21l behind Dawn Ride (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Its Teescomponents (IRE) 5-2fav (11-3) Tracked leader, led 10th, made rest, drew clear from 4 out, eased flat, comfortably, won at Newcastle 3m hcp 0-100 (4) gs in Nov beating Seek The Truth (11-3) by 20l, 7 ran.
Jackie Boy (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up, headway to track leaders after 13th, chased winner 15th to after 3 out, rallied to regain 2nd run-in but no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Ray Mond (9-11) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.