Henry Daly has won two of the last three renewals but Black Tulip was still well beaten when third at Stratford on her return to action. CHEQUERED VIEW makes more appeal having won at Worcester before finding only one too good in a higher grade chase at Hereford when finishing clear of the rest. She can return to winning ways with a conditional’s allowance helping her cause. Carnspindle and Ratoute Yutty are both struggling at present and are best watched for now.
Carnspindle (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Jumped poorly and always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, at Chepstow 3m 2f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Black Tulip 3-1fav (11-4) Tracked clear leader, left disputing lead 8th, outpaced by front pair turning in, soon lost place, weakening when left modest 3rd last, 3rd of 8, 17 1/4l behind De Forgotten One (11-0) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Chequered View 11-4fav (10-8) Tracked leaders on inside, led 11th, blundered badly 3 out and soon headed, well held between last 2, soon eased when no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 13l behind Field Exhibition (11-7) at Hereford 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Ratoute Yutty 9-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, never on terms, pulled up before 4 out, at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Oct.