Peter Bowen and Jamie Moore have teamed up well in recent weeks and the partnership could provide the answer to this via TONY DINOZZO. His latest second at Leicester was a much-improved effort and he can go one better if handling the softer ground. Ninfea was beaten when unseating his rider here last time but would have finished ahead of Shannon Spirit had she stayed on her feet. Bit Of A Clown is starting to come down the weights but the former hunter chaser continues to struggle in handicaps and Jim Job Jones looks a bigger danger as he was still in contention when falling at Chepstow after finishing second earlier at Worcester.
Tony Dinozzo (FR) 6-1 (10-4) Mostly tracked leader from after 1st until led 4 out, slipped on landing 3 out, headed last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Little Chip (11-10) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Dec.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Chased winner until mistake 3rd, chased leaders, left 3rd 5th, dropped to 4th next, outpaced in last pair 8th, left poor 3rd at the last, 3rd of 8, 33l behind Hopeand (11-7) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Ninfea (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, steady headway 8th, went 3rd before next, no chance with leading duo when blundered last and eventually unseated rider, in a race won by Hopeand (11-7) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec, 8 ran.
Bit Of A Clown (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, outpaced 5 out, headway 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 13, 11l behind Doheny Bar (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Killegney 33-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, reminders after 6th, soon struggling, weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Easy Beesy (11-8) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Jim Job Jones 13-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, ridden after 10th, left disputing lead 4 out, soon ridden, every chance next, ridden and held in 3rd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Glenwood Prince (11-9) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov, 9 ran.