CHILBURY HILL was easy to back at Newton Abbot on Sunday though his followers didn't have too many moments of concern and Tim Vaughan's charge can strike again under a penalty. Mister Wiseman likes to make the running and he took advantage of a lenient mark at Market Rasen at the beginning of the month. He faced a tough task to win from out of the handicap on a follow-up bid, but he appears capable of going close off his correct mark. Cocoa Key is yet to rediscover any of the ability he showed for Malcolm Jefferson though he did run with some promise at Wetherby on his first start for new connections. Apache Dawn was clobbered by the handicapper for winning a couple of modest events at Taunton and Southwell and he'll need a career best to win this.
Cocoa Key (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Led until after 2nd, in touch, ridden after 8th, weakened before next, pulled up after, in a race won by Cruchain (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf, 11 ran.
Chilbury Hill (IRE) 15-8fav (11-0) In touch in 4th, mistake 6th, led 4 out, clear before and not fluent last, won at Newton Abbot 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gf beating Escardo (11-2) by 13l, 6 ran.
Mister Wiseman 7-1 (10-0) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 23l behind Dark Energy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Apache Dawn 4-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, mistake and behind from 6th, not fluent 7th, tailed off when blundered 9th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Alba King (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd, 8 ran.
Maizy Missile (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Struggling 7th, always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Wester Ross (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Strathaird (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Held up, jumped left 2nd, went 4th before 3 out, never any chance, 4th of 8, 30l behind Turf Trivia (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.