RESTLESS HARRY is the best of these over hurdles and won a Grade 2 race at Wetherby in October. However, he still found today's rival Teaforthree a length too good on his chasing debut at Cheltenham three weeks ago. It should be a close thing between that pair again, but the former is fancied to reverse running in today's testing ground. Trenchant is another who will appreciate the underfoot conditions on his chasing bow, but hasn't raced since March and The Gossmoor Yank has a fitness advantage having made a recent comeback over hurdles at this track.
Cannington Brook (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, hit 12th, went 2nd 13th, led 15th, not fluent next, mistake 4 out, headed after next, 3rd before 2 out, chased winner last, stayed on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Silver Kate (10-11) at Warwick 3m 2f nov chs (3) gs in Feb.
Kind Of Easy (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, led approaching 4th, headed 4 out, rallied 2 out, weakened last, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Golden Chieftain (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Restless Harry 5-4fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, went 2nd approaching 11th until outpaced 3 out, rallied last, stayed on, not able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Join Together (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gs in Nov.
Teaforthree (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Led until 3rd, tracked leader until approaching 11th, 3rd and not able to quicken when not fluent 2 out, rallied last, pressed winner 125 yards out, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Join Together (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m nov chs (2) gs in Nov.
The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Held up mid-division on inner, pushed along after 5 out, headway 3 out, chased winner before last, soon every chance, one pace, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Master Overseer (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Nov.
Trenchant 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, lost place 4 out, soon behind, 13th of 22, 30l behind Carlito Brigante (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Universal Soldier (IRE) 6-4fav (11-3) Prominent, pecked badly 11th, pushed along 12th, chased winner before 4 out, ridden after last, stayed on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Chariot Charger (11-3) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (5) gs in Nov.
Vin De Roy (FR) 8-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 13, well behind Master Overseer (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Nov.