raced wide in touch, challenged after 3 out, led narrowly before next, ridden and headed narrowly after last, kept on and every chance flat, just held
held up behind in touch, driven after 3 out, never on terms
held up in touch, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off
held up in touch, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms
always prominent, went 2nd and challenged 2 out, led narrowly after last, ridden and held on under pressure flat
tracked leaders, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened next
held up in touch on inside, blundered 3 out, soon lost place and behind
held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression between last 2
raced wide, held up behind in touch, struggling 7th, never dangerous
led narrowly, headed after 3 out, kept on same pace from next
tracked leaders, led after 3 out, ridden and headed approaching next, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair before last
The lightly-raced Landscape is sure to be popular in this but he stopped quickly when well beaten over 2m at Haydock last time and it's by no means certain that the step up in distance will suit. Bold Chief looked to be on the way back at Cheltenham and could be set alight up by a pair blinkers while Ifyouletmefinish, Kingcora and Gay Sloane are all eased in grade. Captain Sharpe and Young Hurricane could figure but WATERUNDER made a promising return to action last month and will strip fitter here. David Pipe won this last year and can repeat the trick with last season's Wincanton scorer, who will be even better when tackling fences.
Ifyouletmefinish (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 10, 4l behind Petit Robin (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
Kingcora (FR) 25-1 (11-10) Mid-division on inside, outpaced after 4 out, ridden next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind At Fishers Cross (10-10) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft.
Barizan (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Tracked winner until hit 3rd, virtually fell and unseated rider, in a race won by Black Jack Blues (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 3f nov chs (4) gf in Aug '11, 4 ran.
Grams And Ounces 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, hit 7th and pecked, challenged after 4 out, 3rd and beaten when mistake last, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Vulcanite (11-0) at Hereford 2m nov chs (4) sft.
Landscape (FR) 10-3 (11-8) Tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, soon headed, ridden and weakened approaching last, 3rd of 6, 26l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (11-6) at Haydock 2m Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.
Waterunder (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Towards rear, moderate late headway, never involved, 11th of 21, 34l behind Buck Magic (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Gay Sloane (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, mistakes 5th and 7th, weakened 3 out, mistake 2 out, 5th of 10, 23l behind Simonside (10-0) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Oct.
Captain Sharpe 18-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, hard ridden 4 out, soon lost place, rallied 2 out, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 28l behind Scorched Son (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy.
Dune Shine 14-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, weakened 3 out, last of 9, well behind Grafite (10-2) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy.
Young Hurricane (IRE) 4-1 (10-5) Held up behind, headway under pressure before 3 out, ridden to chase leading pair before next, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Two Rockers (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Kartanian (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Always towards rear, not fluent 2nd, ridden and struggling 3 out, 7th of 12, 27l behind General Ting (10-3) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Bold Chief (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, lost place approaching 3 out, soon ridden, every chance on outside next, weakened before last, 7th of 17, 25l behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy.