Tchang Goon was placed in this last year but is a long-standing maiden racing from 12lb out of the handicap. Jonathan Geake's pair, Ballyman and Abbey Dore, are returning from a break, as is Harris Garden, while Red Anchor fell at the second here last time and neither Zhukov nor Morestead win very often. Carpincho also struggles to get his head in front but is tumbling down the weights. JOHNNYS LEGACY would have been second at worst had he not got rid of Peter Carberry two out in a conditionals' handicap at Plumpton 11 days ago. He may be able to make amends today.
Carpincho (FR) 5-4fav (10-8) Led, blundered and headed 4 out, weakened before last, 4th of 5, 12l behind Great Value (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Comeonginger (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway after 12th, ridden before 4 out, one pace after, no extra when not fluent last, 4th of 13, 20l behind Caulfields Venture (11-8) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Zhukov (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leading pair until 3 out, chased leaders, driven and stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 8, 7l behind The Informant (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up, headway after 4th, not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Riddlestown (11-6) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
Red Anchor (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) In rear, fell 2nd, in a race won by Keltic Rhythm (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Morestead (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Close up, led 7th, headed 5 out, reminders before 4 out, kept on before 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Malibu Sun (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, led 4th, went left next, aready headed and 1 length down but still chance when mistake stumbled and and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Kastani Beach (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f cond hcp chs (5) gd in Mar, 10 ran.
Harris Garden (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Hampered 1st, soon behind, reminder 11th, headway after 5 out, chased leaders when hit 4 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression from next, 4th of 9, 27l behind Midnight Charmer (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Simply Charles (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Led until not fluent 2nd, prominent, mistake 7th, pushed along 10th, no extra 4 out, 5th of 7, 27l behind Freckle Face (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd in Mar.
Ballyman (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, under pressure 5 out, weakened 3 out, 6th of 13, 27l behind Doheny Bar (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
Abbey Dore (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 7th, soon struggling, 4th of 5, well behind Upton Mead (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Jan.
Pod 9-1 (10-0) Never going in rear, struggling and tailed off with circuit to go, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Milosam (10-1) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Killfinnan Castle (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up, not fluent 3rd, headway after 10th, went 3rd briefly after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Phoenix Des Mottes (9-10) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Tchang Goon (FR) 33-1 (9-9) Raced wide in rear, hit 12th, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Ballyvoneen (10-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar, 10 ran.