Mission Complete has shown nothing in three starts this season and has slipped down the weights as a consequence. By contrast, PETE THE FEAT has been in fine form winning both starts last month and is taken to defy a 9lb rise for his latest comfortable victory at Plumpton. Just Josie had just the two starts last term but won them both and goes well fresh while recent Fakenham winner Local Present is enjoying a new lease of life and is still fairly handicapped on his best form. Red Mile, Massini Sunset and Promised Wings all made the frame last time with the latter making most appeal back over fences today.
Mission Complete (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 22l behind Venetian Lad (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Pete The Feat (IRE) 10-11fav (11-6) Led 2nd, raced freely, blundered 8th, hit 4 out, jumped right 2 out, forged clear approaching last, comfortably, won at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct beating Beware Chalk Pit (10-9) by 12l, 6 ran.
Promised Wings (GER) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, mistake 2nd, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Madame Jasmine (10-8) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Just Josie Evensfav (11-9) Chased leading trio, jumped right 9th, went 3rd before 10th, tracked leader 14th, challenged and blundered 4 out, led and went right again 3 out, clear before next, eased closing stages, won at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jan beating Easter Lad (10-11) by 3l, 5 ran.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until 2nd, outpaced 8th, not fluent 10th, rallied 12th, every chance after 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Kaituna (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs.
Oscar Papa 6-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 6th, behind 13th, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Basoda (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Current Climate (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division, slow 6th, soon lost place, detatched 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Venetian Lad (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct, 8 ran.
Goring One (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st and sprawled on landing, not fluent 8th or when losing place 10th, soon behind, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Bally Gunner (11-11) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft, 7 ran.
Red Mile (FR) 11-4fav (11-1) Led, mistake 3rd and 5th, not fluent 9th, headed next, led again before 11th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Venetian Lad (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Gee Dee Nen 15-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, slow 4th, struggling 7th, soon detatched, modest 4th, last of 4, well behind No No Bingo (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.
Colin's Desire 4-1fav (11-5) Jumped right at times, raced wide, led until after 13th, weakened quickly, behind and pulled up before 15th, in a race won by The Clyda Rover (10-2) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in May, 8 ran.
Cullahill (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 6th, ridden 13th, went 4th 4 out, unable to close on front trio, 4th of 8, 15l behind Firebird Flyer (11-9) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Local Present (IRE) 3-1fav (10-1) Held up, headway approaching 10th, went 2nd 4 out, led before last, pushed out, won at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct beating Wait No More (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.