THEY THINK ITS ALL OVER went close over 2m at Ludlow and Sedgefield in October. Providing he handles the softer ground and longer trip, Evan Williams' novice looks the one to beat in this as Molko Jack was well held at Uttoxeter last time and may be high enough in the weights now. Ravens Brook might benefit from a drop in distance but it's hard to make a serious case for many of the others.
Ravens Brook (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Held up, hit 8th, headway 12th, ridden in 3rd 4 out, left 2nd and slightly hampered 3 out, no chance with winner, clambered over last and lost 2nd, weakened into 4th flat, 4th of 7, 37l behind Night Alliance (11-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov.
Bishop's Lane (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Led to 7; rn out 9, in a race won by Trueflyingcolours (12-0) at Minehead Harriers and West Somer 3m ptp gd in May, 4 ran.
Think Its All Over (USA) 5-2fav (10-6) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, every chance before last, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Cavite Eta (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Weston Lodge (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Led until 6th, not fluent 7th, led again 11th until 12th, no extra from 4 out, 5th of 6, 44l behind Clondaw Flicka (11-5) at Doncaster 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Molko Jack (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 10th, ridden and struggling next, well held before 3 out, 7th of 13, 25l behind River Purple (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Chicago Alley 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 32l behind Venetian Lad (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun '12.
Bringewood Belle 14-1 (10-5) Held up, jumped slowly 2nd, mistake 9th, ridden after 13th, weakened after 15th, soon went 4th, 4th of 7, 43l behind Quayside Court (9-11) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.