DE CHISSLER, who won a point-to-point in Ireland in November than a handicap hurdle at Limerick the following month, has his first start for Martin Todhunter following a decent run in a strong Punchestown handicap on New Year's Eve. He's not particularly well handicapped but there should be more to come and he's given the nod. The Clock Leary, a winning point-to-pointer, looks high enough in the weights for his handicap debut but Bonnet's Vino has to be a threat as she has run very well against two smart performers after her victory here in December. Blake Dean will love the going and looked to have more to give when scoring at Newcastle so it will be a surprise if he's not thereabouts despite a 5lb rise.
The Clock Leary (IRE) 9-4 (11-6) Led, jumped right 2nd, jumped right 7th, headed 8th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 9, 29l behind No No Mac (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Bonnet's Vino 9-1 (10-10) Held up behind, headway and in touch 7th, went 2nd 3 out, driven before next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Red Sherlock (11-8) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Right To Rule (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Mid-division on inside, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 12, 13l behind Allied Answer (11-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Jokers And Rogues (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd before and blundered 2 out, hit last, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Hit The Top (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
De Chissler (IRE) 15-8fav (11-7) Led, headed 2nd, close 4th 3 out, soon ridden, 3rd next, soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Westerners Son (11-3) at Punchestown 2m cond hcp hdl 80-95 hvy in Dec.
Patavium (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up in touch and keen, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Hit The Top (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Blake Dean 10-11fav (10-7) Always prominent, led before 3 out where not fluent, driven and joined flat, headed narrowly close home, led again last strides, won at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Scimon Templar (11-2) by ns, 9 ran.
Kathlatino 4-1 (10-12) Mid-division, slow 4th, headway to chase leaders 3rd, under pressure 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 19l behind Next Hight (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.