tracked leaders, not much room, mistake and unseated rider 4th
held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway on outside 4th, weakened approaching 2 out
mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out
led, mistake and headed 3 out, not much room 2 out, 4th and beaten when jumped left and mistake last, weakened flat
held up in rear, slightly hampered 4th, closed after next, not fluent 7th, mistake 3 out, switched left and closed before last, led flat, driven out
tracked leaders on inside, closed 7th, not fluent and led 3 out, edged left after last, soon headed, stayed on
tracked leaders, closed 6th, challenged 4 out, not fluent when every chance last, soon carried left, stayed on
held up in mid-division, dropped rear after 2nd, mistake 4th and 8th, well beaten 3 out
prominent, jumped left 4th, lost place when not fluent 7th, well beaten 4 out
This looks a modest heat contested by infrequent winners. Marleno must have a chance as he continues to tumble down the weights. He finished ahead of ONE FOR THE BOSS and Tinelyra at Stratford last month but the bottom weight can race off his current mark today and should strip fitter for that run, his first since a decent third at Uttoxeter in November. Robbie Dunne's mount gets a tentative vote as Missionaire doesn't always find a lot when push comes to shove. Rebel High has been well beaten in all of his last three starts.
Marleno (GER) 10-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, soon in touch, outpaced by leaders 3 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 10, 21l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Fintan 25-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and no extra in 5th before 2 out, 5th of 15, 35l behind The Happy Warrior (11-1) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Missionaire (USA) 7-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, 4th and one pace 2 out, stayed on to press for 2nd from last until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Le Bacardy (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Rebel High (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Led until after 1st, led 3rd, headed 2 out, lost 2nd and jumped left last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Drumlang (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Dec.
Tinelyra (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, well beaten 3 out, 8th of 10, 32l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
On The Case 9-2 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway before 7 out, weakened 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Oh Right (9-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Jan, 12 ran.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, led 3 out, headed 2 out, went left after last, no extra, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Thedreamstillalive (9-11) at Leicester 2m 4f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Beauchamp Viking 14-1 (10-2) Held up off the pace in 4th, closer order 5th, went 3rd before 7th, went 2nd next until after 4 out, chased leading pair until pushed along before 3 out, ridden and beaten before 2 out, 4th and no chance when fell heavily last, in a race won by Capisci (11-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
One For The Boss (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Prominent, ridden after 11th, outpaced by leaders before 3 out, hit 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 32l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.