Colour Squadron has been far from convincing over fences so far and may be worth taking on again here at the likely odds. DARE ME was up against a decent novice in Cantlow at Taunton and, though falling in Simonsig's race at Ascot in December, was also second at Ludlow in November. This may be his best chance so far over fences as he gets 7lb from Act Of Kalanisi, who also fell in that Ascot race but was thought good enough to be entered in the Kingmaker at Warwick yesterday. Theatrical Star has ability but has been pulled up in two of his last three starts.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Led until 6th, fell next, in a race won by Simonsig (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.
Arctic Watch 25-1 (11-1) Behind, moderate late headway, 6th of 16, well behind Duaiseoir (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Chipless (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rebel Du Maquis (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr '10, 11 ran.
Colour Squadron (IRE) 7-4 (11-0) Held up in 5th, not fluent 4th, pushed along when left 4th before 3 out, went left and not fluent 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 20l behind Fago (11-4) at Newbury 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft in Jan.
Dare Me (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Led, headed 4 out, hit next, soon ridden, no impression from last, 2nd of 4, 14l behind Cantlow (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.
Ice 'n' Easy (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Led at steady pace, headed approaching 4th, lost 2nd before next, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 6, 50l behind Balder Succes (11-1) at Ascot 2m nov hdl (2) gs in Feb '12.
Legion d'Honneur (UAE) 11-2 (11-4) In touch, ridden and lost place after 5th, soon behind, 8th of 16, well behind Duaiseoir (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Rocky Bender (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders on inside, driven after 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 12, well behind Benvolio (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Theatrical Star 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened pulled up next, in a race won by Vino Griego (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov chs (2) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.