tracked leader, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, kept on and no impression
tracked leader, led before 3rd, ridden and drew clear after 3 out, readily
led, headed before 3rd, chased winner from 9th, beaten after 3 out
in rear and in touch, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out
Mohi Rahrere has won twice here and it's a while since he's been able to race off a mark this low. But he's probably on a downward curve whereas HI BOB has only had two runs over the larger obstacles. He made all at Market Rasen last week and has the scope to defy a penalty. Fakenham third Lord Lir still has plenty to learn about jumping fences while Ray Diamond ran in snatches at Chepstow last time and is now blinkered. Phoenix Des Mottes may need his first start since June.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Led and soon clear, blundered 7th, ridden between last two, hit last and soon headed, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Heathfield (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy.
Ray Diamond 11-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, outpaced 7 out, went 4th before 5 out, weakened from last, 5th of 8, 22l behind Smart Exit (11-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Lord Lir (IRE) 5-2fav (10-13) Chased clear winner until 9th, ridden 12th, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Frizzo (11-10) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Phoenix Des Mottes (FR) 16-1 (9-13) Disputed lead to 14th, soon behind, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Tayarat (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 13 ran.
Hi Bob 5-1 (11-12) Made all, hard ridden when challenged 2 out, kept on well under pressure, won at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft beating It's Oscar (11-10) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.