SABLAZO only beat Morestead by half-a-length at Lingfield in November and the latter is 4lb better off now. But Andy Turnell's charge appears to have improved since and can confirm the form on the way to landing this. Red Rock and Benny The Swinger have both won over course and distance this season and should be thereabouts again but Malibu Sun let supporters down at Stratford, though has been dropped 3lb since. Taunton second Wicklewood might be open to a little further improvement but Meirig's Dream doesn't look a natural over the larger obstacles.
Red Rock (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leader, led 2nd, blundered 6th, headed 9th, losing place when blundered 10th and immediately pulled up, in a race won by Buywise (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 11 ran.
Moulin de La Croix 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 8th, ridden and hung left approaching last, stayed on flat, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Riddleofthesands (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Asian Prince (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Led until 3 out, weakening when left in 3rd at last, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Le Reve (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs (4) gs in Nov.
Benny The Swinger (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Held up tracking leaders in 4th, disputing close 3rd travelling well before 3 out, mistake 3 out, bumped next, going best last, 2nd on inside run-in, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs beating Zhukov (11-5) by 1l, 5 ran.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 20-1 (11-11) Held up, always in rear, 8th of 10, 48l behind Siro Demur (11-7) at Leicester 2m hts chs (6) sft.
Malibu Sun 4-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, bumped 3rd, not fluent 7th, headway 4 out, chased winner from 2 out until before last, no impression, weakened flat, 5th of 9, 28l behind Sonofagun (11-6) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Morestead (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Led, pushed along after 7th, ridden and headed well before 3 out, chased leader, switched left before 2 out, led again 2 out, mistake and headed last, 3rd and no impression run-in, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Benny The Swinger (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Wicklewood 14-1 (10-1) Off the pace in 4th, headway on outside 7th, went 2nd fter 4 out, driven along no impression and 6 lengths down before 2 out, 4 lengths down and stumbled badly last, closed on tiring winner final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Capisci (11-7) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Sablazo (FR) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 5th, led before 4 out, pressed after, headed flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Jeanry (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 3-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, not much room 2nd, not fluent and ridden 3 out, blundered and weakened 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Carli King (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
West Bay Hoolie 5-2 (10-2) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, headway 8th, chased leaders 10th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Midnight Charmer (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.