The booking of Tony McCoy on ARTURO UNO by Nigel Twiston-Davies catches the eye and having ran a fair third to Den Of Iniquity at Newbury last season, we are hopeful of a good run here. Royal Collonges was a no more than fair performer over hurdles. Connections have not bothered to hang around over the smaller obstacles. Intac has been beaten by wide margins in better company. Global Warming represents a yard that have been in incredible form over the last few weeks and the market must be closely watched accordingly. Victory Parade has had a nightmare time over fences and the fact that McCoy has deserted him is not really providing his followers with a reason to row in again.
Victory Parade (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, led 6th until 7th, led next, mistake and unseated rider 13th, in a race won by Watamu Bay (10-12) at Exeter 3m nov chs (3) gs, 5 ran.
Royal Collonges (FR) 3-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders and keen, hit 5th, led approaching 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, held in 3rd when hit last, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Garton King (11-4) at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Intac (IRE) 40-1 (11-6) Tracked leader until 3rd, went 2nd next until 9th, weakened 13th, left poor 3rd 3 out, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Wishfull Thinking (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs Grade 2 (1) gd.
Sonny Mullen (IRE) 11-4fav (11-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, blundered 15th, ridden 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 31l behind Fit To Drive (11-9) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd.
Marc of Brilliance (USA) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, hit 1st, headway 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 9, well behind Sunday City (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Teddy's Reflection (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) Led until 6th, led next until 3 out, no impression on winner next, won battle for 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Sarde (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chase (4) sft in Mar.
Global Warming (IRE) 5-2fav (11-4) Towards rear, headway after 3 out, kept on from last, 4th of 13, 7l behind Flaming Charlie (11-4) at Southwell 3m mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Arturo Uno (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Mid-division, lost place 12th, no impression from 3 out, 6th of 13, 26l behind Midnight Chase (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Alteranthela (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Led narrowly to 10th, chased leader, lost place 4 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 25l behind Forget It (11-12) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.
Solitary Palm (IRE) 50-1 (10-10) Led until 3rd, mostly 3rd after, ridden before 4 out, weakened next, 3rd of 7, 39l behind Royal Charm (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs.