This could turn into a real slog, especially if The Hollinwell adopts his customary front-running role, and that may not suit Et Maintenant, though he's shown recently that he's staying further as he gets older. OVERYOU certainly wouldn't mind this turning into a war of attrition as she was just beaten over 4m here last month. A winner at the track over hurdles, Chris Grant's mare gets the nod. Kent Street continues to be let down by his jumping while Ebony River is still chasing a first win, though probably has place prospects.
Kent Street (IRE) 11-4fav (11-12) Tracking leader when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Nodform Richard (11-10) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs, 7 ran.
The Hollinwell 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Et Maintenant (FR) 6-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place 2nd, not fluent 8th, headway when not fluent 14th, mistake 4 out, hampered 3 out, every chance last, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Overquest (10-12) at Ayr 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Ebony River (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear, hit 1st, steady headway 6 out, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 8, 17l behind Cloudy Too (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f beg chs (3) hvy in Nov.
Rojo Vivo 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, blundered 6th, soon behind, pulled up before 6 out, in a race won by Master Neo (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m beg chs (4) hvy in Nov, 13 ran.
Overyou 3-1 (10-13) Close up, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Leac An Scail (11-0) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.