Fleminport made it third-time lucky over hurdles in a Hereford maiden but could struggle to concede 6lb here to CLASH OF D TITANS. He was making his debut over hurdles when third at Leicester behind a couple of more battle-hardened rivals and is sure to appreciate this step up in distance. It’s almost four years since Fare Thee Well saw action in a maiden point-to-point but Belle Empress should strip fitter for a run at Doncaster, her first since 2015.
Fleminport (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Prominent, lost place before 3rd, pushed along briefly in mid-division after 6th, closed 4 out, went 2nd after 2 out, challenged last, carried left flat, led post, won at Hereford 2m 6f mdn (4) sft in Jan beating Tossapenny (11-5) by shd, 12 ran.
Clash Of D Titans (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Chased leader until after 2nd chased leaders, 2nd again 4 out until next, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, plugged on into 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 8 1/2l behind The New Pharaoh (11-5) at Leicester 2m (4) hvy in Jan.
Fare Thee Well (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Rcd 2nd, rdn in 2nd 2out, ko but no ch with wnr, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Alisier D'irlande (11-9) at Templemore 3m mdn hvy in Apr.
Roc Merle (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, soon mid-division on outside, pushed along and lost place 7f out, towards rear and no chance after, 12th of 15, 36 1/4l behind Nestor Park (11-0) at Ascot 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Belle Empress 33-1 (11-0) Always behind, jumped slowly 5th, went remote 5th before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 14, dist behind All Currencies (11-6) at Newbury 2m 5f (4) sft in Jan.