made all, ridden before 2 out, kept on from last
with winner, weakened before 3 out
tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 4 out, soon chased winner, blundered 2 out, kept on run-in, held towards finish
in rear, lost place from 6 out
Zamdy Man won a lower grade novice chase at Hereford last month but is progressing well over fences and should figure in this better company. Aminabad drops back in distance after scoring at Catterick while THE DUTCHMAN fell four fences from home at Wetherby last time when still in contention. But Sandy Thomson’s charge had won over today’s trip at the latter track back in November and may edge a tight contest. Sweet Belle looks outclassed but there is prize money for fourth.
Zamdy Man 15-8 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, reminder 5th, not fluent next, 2nd after 4 out, hampered next, not fluent 2 out, led flat, driven out, won at Hereford 2m (4) sft in Jan beating Gino Trail (11-10) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Aminabad (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Made all, 4 lengths clear last, ran on well, won at Catterick 2m 3f (4) gs in Jan beating Two Taffs (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
The Dutchman (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, challenged and every chance on inside when fell 4 out, at Wetherby 3m (1) sft in Feb.
Sweet Belle 12-1 (10-3) In rear, pushed along before 8 out, left remote 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 6, dist behind Milly Baloo (11-1) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Feb.