Look For Love got off the mark at the third time of asking over C&D last month but third Bincombe should get closer today and, like Plumpton scorer Regal One, he has more on his plate now under a penalty. Billy Twyford has already won between the flags and in a bumper and this well-bred individual will be fancied to shrug off an absence to land this on his debut over timber but we prefer LANDSCAPE. Paul Nicholls threw him in at the deep end on his hurdles bow at Cheltenham but this formerly useful performer on the Flat in France was in the firing-line until breasting the third last and will know more today.
Look For Love 40-1 (10-9) Held up in rear and keen, with leader from 3rd, led before 3 out, clear from 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct beating Enchanting Smile (10-5) by 7l, 12 ran.
Regal One (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4 out, led next, clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct beating Ballymacahillcross (11-0) by 8l, 13 ran.
Billy Twyford (IRE) 5-4fav (10-11) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, headway 7f out, went 2nd 4f out, led over 2f out, strongly pressed from over 1f out, held on, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May beating Listen And Learn (10-12) by shd, 9 ran.
Bincombe 40-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 12l behind Look For Love (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
Brave Deed (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, some headway before 2 out, plugged on, never involved, 6th of 12, 19l behind Weekend Millionair (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Landscape (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Mid-division, some headway when mistake 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 12, 14l behind Court Minstrel (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gs in Oct.
Ordensritter (GER) (9-4) 2nd of 7, 6l behind Godot (8-11) at Mulheim(GER) 1m 3f stk gd in May (flat).
Regal Presence (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 5f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 14, 18l behind Twelve Roses (10-5) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Strawberry Hill (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, struggling halfway, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up soon after, in a race won by Regal Encore (11-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct, 12 ran.
The Go Away Bird 100-1 (10-12) Jumped left, chased leading pair, slow and lost place 6th, weakened 3 out, behind when blundered 2 out, tailed off, last of 6, 29l behind Special Account (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Loyaute (FR) (8-10) 14th of 16, 11l behind Kilea (9-6) at Craon(FR) 1m 3f stk in Sep '11 (flat).