Jump Up has struggled over fences so far but may be capable of better with the ground drying out. Richard Johnson knows how the get the best out of dour stayer The Last Bridge while Bishophill Jack has shown signs of life lately. Craiglands can get much lower in the weights but is still struggling to get his head back in front. No Through Road had Tin Pot Man behind at Ffos Las but has yet to prove his stamina over this longer trip. Little has gone right for WHAT A GOOD NIGHT since he scored at Stratford in October but the handicapper is starting to show him some mercy and the better ground will help. He could easily come back to form in a race like this off today's mark.
Midnight Macarena 8-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 5th of 7, 23l behind Little Jimmy (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Trozulon (FR) 10-1 (11-8) Held up, headway 3rd, blundered 10th, ridden after 4 out, lost place next, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 35l behind Riddlestown (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Ovthenight (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) In rear, blundered 3rd, pulled up before next, in a race won by Area Access (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar, 16 ran.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Raced wide, held up in touch in last pair, headway in 4th bypassing omitted 4 out, soon no impression, 4th of 5, 38l behind Possibly Flora (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.
Tin Pot Man (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Held up in last, ridden after 11th, weakened after 13th, no impression, 5th of 6, 23l behind Tom Bach (9-11) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
The Last Bridge 9-4fav (10-13) Chased leaders, pushed along on long run to 7th, driven along after 9th, driven bypassing omitted 4 out, went 2nd under pressure approaching 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Tom Bach (10-4) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Bishophill Jack (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Led after 1st, headed 5th, led 9th, jumped right and hit 12th, led 14th until 4 out, no extra last, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 17l behind Cosway Spirit (11-0) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
What A Good Night (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden after 11th, some headway before 4 out, soon outpaced by leaders, no impression, 5th of 10, 20l behind Ballincurrig (11-12) at Stratford 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Simply Charles (IRE) 11-2 (10-8) Mistake 1st, behind, mistake 8th, well behind and plenty to do 3 out, plugging on when hit 2 out, went modest 4th flat, 4th of 13, 9l behind Comeonginger (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Craiglands (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, led 4 out, ridden after 2 out, clear last, weakened and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Doubletoilntrouble (11-0) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
No Through Road 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders on inside, not much room when awkward 4th, ridden 4 out, went 2nd from after next, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Tom Bach (9-11) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Jump Up 6-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, hit 4th, weakened 9th, went poor 4th after 2 out, 4th of 7, 32l behind Tom Bach (10-4) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
Lupita (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 11th, not fluent and lost place 13th, behind after next, 9th of 13, well behind Caulfields Venture (11-8) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Bringewood Belle 20-1 (10-0) Prominent, not fluent and reminder 1st, hit 3rd, lost place and driven along, well beaten after 11th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 9 ran.