led until 8th, soon ridden, weakened 4 out
tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, not fluent 6th, fell 8th
prominent, led 8th, headed 3 out, led again after 2 out, jumped left last, stayed on well
took keen hold, held up in rear, mistake 5th, headway 8th, hit next, blundered when weakening 4 out, pulled up before next
prominent early, chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 5th, mistake 7th, behind next
held up, not much room 5th, hampered 8th, stayed on from after 4 out, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner
held up, fell 2nd
mid-division, not fluen 2nd, headway 6th, went 2nd 10th, led and pecked 3 out, headed after next, stayed on same pace flat, lost 2nd close home
tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, went prominent next, one pace 3 out, no impression
tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 8th, behind when pulled up before 4 out
Regal Flow made a winning start over fences at Plumpton, though conditions may have exaggerated his winning margin and he's got another 8lb to carry in this more competitive affair. Bonobo continues to look in the handicapper's grip, as does Ballydague Lady, but Big Casino is starting to come down the weights. Sun Wild Life has run well here and at Exeter in his last two starts and had Somemothersdavem behind in the first of those so shouldn't be far away. THIRD ACT is a half-brother to useful Irish chaser Canaly so it's no surprise that Colin Tizzard has wasted no time putting him over fences. He wasn't disgraced on his debut at Exeter and better is expected here.
Big Casino 11-4fav (11-5) Prominent until 4th, tracked leaders, not fluent 11th, blundered 4 out, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Final Assault (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft.
Bonobo (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, led until 2nd, chased leader until 6th, chased winner fom after 7th until after 9th, chased leading pair, well held 2 out, lost modest 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 11l behind Vivaccio (11-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Sun Wild Life (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 11th, pushed along before omitted 4 out, driven before last, stayed on into 2nd final 100 yards, one pace, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Trickaway (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Third Act (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, blundered 3rd, went 3rd before 4 out, no chance with leading duo and head high when went right next, 3rd of 7, 26l behind Ceasar Milan (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (4) sft.
Somemothersdohavem 25-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, lost place 9th, outpaced 5 out, behind from next, 6th of 10, 39l behind It's A Steal (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Regal Flow 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd 7th, 2nd next, mistake 9th, led before 2 out, shaken up and clear between last two, kept on strongly, won at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy beating Tigre D'aron (11-12) by 8l, 5 ran.
Church Field (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Towards rear and pushed along, weakened before 3 out, last of 9, well behind Ballygrooby Bertie (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Ballydague Lady (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Held up, not that fluent and tendency to jump left, mistake 2nd, headway 10th, challenged 4 out, 3rd and beaten when hit 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Foxbridge (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
Ready Token (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led and hit 6th, already headed when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 31l behind Trapper Peak (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Twin Barrels 33-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Boruma (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.