slightly hampered start, held up, in last pair, reminders and struggling after 8th, no chance when went badly left and blundered 4 out, went left and blundered next, soon pulled up
took keen hold, held up, in rear, headway chasing leading trio approaching 4 out, went 3rd approaching 3 out, 2nd 2 out, ridden last, stayed on under pressure to lead final 125 yards
chased leader, stumbled badly 1st, led next, went badly left, blundered and headed next, chased leader, led again 8th, slight peck 4 out, headed next, chased leader until went left next, weakened into 4th before the last
jinked left start, soon led, stumbled 1st, headed 2nd, chased leader, led again 4th until 8th, chased leader until after 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, behind and no chance when hampered 4 out
Lake Chapala has ability but is still a maiden after 24 starts and refused at the second at Huntingdon. It's a long way to come and connections will be hoping he behaves himself this time. ENDEAVOR didn't run very well over hurdles at Perth but had been in good form over fences earlier, scoring at Cartmel in August, and this poor contest looks within his capabilities. Gin Cobbler is inconsistent but pops up on occasions, especially when the ground is riding fast, and had Shine A Diamond behind when scoring at Hexham last summer. Asuncion's only victory came on heavy ground and it's a very long time since Dark And Dangerous showed any worthwhile form.
Endeavor 20-1 (10-5) Chased leader until after 3 out, weakened approaching next, last of 7, dist behind Jet Master (11-3) at Perth 2m hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Always towards rear, 7th of 11, 35 1/2l behind Aregra (10-3) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp (5) gs in Dec.
Gin Cobbler 25-1 (11-3) Prominent, weakened before 8th, 9th of 10, dist behind Civil Unrest (11-12) at Hexham 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Lake Chapala (IRE) 9-2cfav (10-11) Held up, slow 1st, refused next, at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Shine A Diamond (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, dist behind Civil Unrest (11-12) at Hexham 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Asuncion (FR) 33-1 (10-0) Chased winner to 5 out, lost place before 3 out, soon behind, 9th of 12, dist behind Dominada (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Oct.