OUR FATHER created a very favourable impression on his debut over C&D last month, coming from last to first to win going away. Open to plenty of improvement, David Pipe's five-year-old can go on to better things and a penalty is unlikely to stop him in this grade. Upthemsteps didn't appear to beat much at Towcester but the second and third have both gone on to frank the form so Ian Williams' charge shouldn't be underestimated. Thomas Wild was placed in all four starts in bumpers but it's probably significant that Richard Johnson has opted for Philip Hobbs' other runner, Roalco De Farges, who has shaped with a bit of promise in two runs over timber. Gorgehous Lliege and winning pointer Listenlook may need more time but look best of the rest.
Our Father (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in rear, smooth headway approaching 4 out, led last, ridden out, won at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Cotillion (10-11) by 4l, 15 ran.
Upthemsteps (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Made all, jumped left from 4th, stayed on well from 2 out, won at Towcester 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Dune Shine (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 16 ran.
Beat All Out 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened well over 2f out, lost 4th close home, 5th of 6, 41l behind Saint Luke (11-12) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Dont Worry Bertolini gelding out of Persian Dream.
Fresher Fishing (IRE) 80-1 (10-5) Always behind, ridden and struggling in rear when hit 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Filbert (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Gorgehous Lliege (FR) 10-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, close up driven ater 3 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 10, 40l behind Captain Kirkton (11-6) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Ledbury Star (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Towards rear, hampered 1st, not fluent and reminders after 4th, well behind 7th, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Cucumber Run (11-8) at Hereford 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Listenlook (FR) Evens (11-7) Rcd 2nd, ld 2out, kow late to hold on, won at Tattersalls Farm 2m ire ptp fm in Apr beating African Broadway (11-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Manics Man 33-1 (10-13) Always behind, struggling 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Ghizao (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Aug '09.
Roalco De Farges (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, led approaching 3 out, headed before next, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 21l behind Carlicue (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Sandy's Double Double Trigger gelding out of Skipcarl.
Semelay (FR) 100-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along 7f out, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 10, 50l behind Russe Blanc (10-7) at Warwick 2m nhf (6) hvy in Jan.
Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, headway going well approaching 3 out, 2nd and every chance 2 out, soon hung left under pressure and weakened before last, 4th of 7, 14l behind Watamu Bay (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '09.
Thomas Wild 3-1 (10-11) Prominent, led over 5f out, headed 3f out, edged right over 2f out and over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Kells Belle (10-0) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Kaygeekay (IRE) Erhaab mare out of Rocheflamme.