Another tough one for punters to fathom. Double Double makes a quick reappearance after last week's Ffos Las victory which was on heavy ground. For Two has yet to fulfil early promise but he's only five so there should be more to come as there should be from Yes Daddy, who gained his first success at Southwell a month ago. Superciliary has had a lot of racing and has suddenly found top form though he's suffered in the weights as consequence. Dark Dune went to Newcastle on a hat-trick earlier this month but was put in his place by FRANCISCAN. The winner, who has won five times on the level, made all and jumped well to gain a decisive victory and a 4lb rise shouldn't be enough to prevent a follow-up.
Dark Dune (IRE) 4-7fav (11-13) Took keen hold, tracked winner until before 3 out, soon pushed along, chased winner before last, kept on and no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Franciscan (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 1f am nov hdl (4) gs.
Franciscan 9-4 (11-11) Made all, ridden before 2 out, kept on well towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f am nov hdl (4) gs beating Ride The Range (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Double Double (FR) 20-1 (11-7) Held up, headway from 6th, led 4 out, 5 lengths ahead last, hard ridden flat, just held on, all out, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy beating Rev It Up (11-9) by nk, 11 ran.
For Two (FR) 5-1 (10-12) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, 6th and outpaced 3 out, staying on when not fluent last, went 4th flat, no impression, 4th of 12, 18l behind First In The Queue (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Aazif (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) In touch, effort 3 out, weakened next, 13th of 22, 32l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs.
Quick Decisson (IRE) 14-1 (11-9) 7th of 19, 14l behind Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Figaro 9-2fav (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Yorkist (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Superciliary 11-2 (10-9) With leaders early, chased leader, led briefly 3 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs beating Breaking Bits (11-12) by 6l, 10 ran.
Yes Daddy (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) In rear, headway after 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on well, won at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Good of Luck (10-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Sir Pitt 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, led when mistake 3 out, ridden and headed after next, stayed on same pace flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Shubaat (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gs in Mar.
Mister Matt (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Held up in last pair, dropped to rear 6th, struggling and no chance after, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Sire De Grugy (11-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs (2) sft in Oct.
Johnny Og 15-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader until after 2nd, pushed along before 4 out, weakened after next, 5th of 6, well behind Getabuzz (11-6) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Refer 20-1 (10-6) Towards rear, headway from 3 out, went 4th and hung left approiaching 2 out, 3rd before last, kept on same pace and no impression flat, 3rd of 11, 14l behind Aldopicgros (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.