Neither Hollins nor My Friend George have shown enough to suggest they can get involved while Clouded Thoughts hasn't shown much since arriving from Ireland and was beaten a long way when runner-up last time. MAKETHE MOSTOFNOW looked very promising when scoring three times over hurdles and making a winning start over fences and though he has yet to fulfil that promise he's been competing at a much higher level and this looks a very good opportunity to get back on track. Rapidolyte De Ladalka won three times between the flags and is two from four over regulation fences but he's a real strong galloper and this slightly quicker ground won't play to his strengths.
Clouded Thoughts (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Raced wide, chased winner, mistake 4th, pushed along after 8th, reminders and struggling 10th, no chance after, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 3, 22l behind Ballygarvey (11-0) at Lingfield 2m 4f nov chs 0-125 (4) hvy.
Hollins 50-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, mistake 11th, weakened from 13th, went remote 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 5, 48l behind Vintage Star (11-0) at Catterick 3m 1f nov chs 0-125 (4) sft in Jan.
Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Close up, led before 4 out, headed 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 7, 11l behind Cloudy Too (11-11) at Haydock 2m 4f Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) hvy.
My Friend George 50-1 (11-6) In rear, tailed off before 7th, 6th of 8, well behind Ancient Times (9-12) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Rapidolyte De Ladalka 10-3 (11-6) Led until after 3rd, jumped right and not fluent 6th, lost 2nd 10th, not fluent and reminder 11th, outpaced 4 out, left 10 lengths 2nd 3 out, closed next, led before last, stayed on well, won at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft beating Dannanceys Hill (11-7) by 9l, 4 ran.