Batu Ferringhi may have been flattered by his proximity to Berea Boru and Gate Please in a slowly-run race over 2m4f here 12 days ago and GOING CONCERN probably has more scope. He showed promise in a couple of bumpers last season after winning a point-to-point at Ballinaboola and the switch to hurdles should suit. Rolling Maul is a dual bumper winner but has proved a big disappointment so far over timber.
Batu Ferringhi (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Disputed lead until 4th, chased leader until 6th, went 2nd again next, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, lost 2nd between last 2, plugged on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Berea Boru (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Chill Factor 10-1 (10-9) Behind, struggling from 3rd, never dangerous, 10th of 18, 43l behind Doctor Harper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Drummond 100-1 (10-7) Jumped moderately, always in rear, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Horizontal Speed (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Going Concern (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Held up in rear, headway on inside 4f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 10, 9l behind Sergeant Thunder (10-12) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
L Frank Baum (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Not fluent, always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Horizontal Speed (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Mezzanisi (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Last trio, weakened 4 out, went left and mistake 3 out, mistake next, 6th of 9, 38l behind Berea Boru (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Rolling Maul (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, outpaced after last (normal 4 out), weakened over 2f out, 4th of 7, 42l behind Royal Regatta (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Stag Hill (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, 9th and struggling after 6th, well beaten before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 11th of 14, 33l behind Curzon Line (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Genuine Art 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, jumped slow 1st, effort before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 8, 29l behind Flora Lea (10-9) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.