mid-division, headway approaching 12th, led on long run to last, soon clear, easily
held up towards rear, headway 13th, weakened 15th
led until blundered, 4th, remained handy until weakened 14th
prominent, led 6th, hit 8th, headed on long run to last, weakened last, edged right flat
in touch, lost place 8th, headway 10th, weakened 13th
chased leader, mistake 1st, left in lead 4th, mistake and headed 6th, lost place approaching 10th, soon behind, mistake 11th
mistake 4th, always in rear, no chance when mistakes 3 out and 2 out, tailed off and pulled up before last
in touch, lost place when mistake 9th, soon in rear, tailed off when mistake 2 out
pecked 1st, chased leaders to 14th, tailed off when pulled up before last
mid-division, raced keenly, headway 6th, went 2nd before 9th until after 2 out, weakened on long run to last
blundered badly 1st when in touch, towards rear from 3rd, headway 14th, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner
in touch, blundered 12th, weakened approaching last
reminders after 3rd, always in rear
in rear, last 8th, hopelessly tailed off when mistake 2 out
held up in rear, never nearer
Supporters of TEENANDO got no run for their money at Kelso when Sue Smith's charge tipped up at the second fence but those free of short memories will note that Teenando had been a dual winner at Carlisle previous to the aforementioned blip. Ground conditions are much different to the surface on which he achieved both wins which is the unknown. Thai Vango will be suited by stepping back up to three miles. He was second on his penultimate start here behind College Ace who has since franked the form. Top-weight Prince Of Persia looks reasonably treated relative to his hurdle mark. He can be expected to benefit considerably for his Exeter run as that was following a long break off the track while the winner has franked the form subsequently with a runaway victory in a Newbury event. South Bank has been dropped to the mark which he last scored off, at this venue over hurdles in March. He travelled very well into the straight at Kempton but ultimately tired. That run was when the yard were going through a winless spell but they appear over that problem. The maiden Kedgeree showed definite promise last time here and is another contender but Teenando is taken to put behind the disappointment of his fall last time and make it three wins from four starts.
Prince of Persia 12-1 (10-5) Held up, headway into 3rd 4 out, soon ridden, chased winner 2 out until last, no extra, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Buck The Legend (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
South Bank (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) In touch, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Royal Kicks (10-8) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Snow Patrol 25-1 (11-7) Led until 7th, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Richard's Sundance (11-8) at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov.
Ballyboley (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Chased clear leading pair until after 4th, outpaced 8th and soon poor 4th, stayed on from 2 out, 4th of 7, 14l behind Dhehdaah (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (4) gf in May.
Toni Alcala 16-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, in rear, blundered 4th, mistake 7th, no chance from 12th, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Blaze Ahead (10-11) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May, 14 ran.
Jemez (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, blundered 2nd, headway and every chance from 13th until ridden and blundered 2 out, soon beaten, 5th of 10, well behind Rosie All Over (11-1) at Kelso 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Kedgeree 8-1 (10-13) Behind, not fluent 3 out, headway approaching next, soon ridden to challenge, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind By George (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Palmers Peak (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden 13th, soon weakened, 5th of 12, well behind The Venetian (11-2) at Chepstow 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Pharanto (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Pop Ahead (11-11) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Knock Boy (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Led after 1st, headed 5th, weakened after next, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind King's Majesty (11-1) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in Oct.
Thai Vango (IRE) 7-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, hit 10th, led 11th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Keltic Moon (11-1) at Towcester 2m 3f chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Teenando (IRE) 7-2fav (10-2) Mid-division when fell at the 2nd in race won by King Barry (11-8) at Kelso 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Menelaus 12-1 (11-4) Behind, under pressure halfway, no impression, 5th of 15, 36l behind Heathcliff (10-4) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Particle (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Prominent when unseated rider at the 5th in race won by Roznic (11-12) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Millitant Man 5-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, struggling approaching 11th, 6th of 10, 46l behind Najca De Thaix (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Job One (FR) 16-1 (11-5) In touch, mistake 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 14, 18l behind Cresswell Ruby (10-10) at Exeter 2m 7f amt nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Twilight Eagle (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, soon ridden, one pace from 3 out, 5th of 12, 15l behind Inchidaly Rock (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.