SHOEGAZER has travelled a long way for this and should be more than capable of defying his penalty as he was probably up against a decent novice at Uttoxeter last time. Naiad Du Misselot has been placed in five of his eight starts over fences but is now an 11-year-old and is starting to run out of chances. Yachvili is equally exposed over fences but still looks a much better bet than the other pair.
Shoegazer (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 2nd, led 8th, ridden approaching 2 out, headed before last, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Tour Des Champs (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nov chs (4) gs.
Dingo Bay 50-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, lost place before 8th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Samstown (10-13) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Naiad du Misselot (FR) 11-10 (10-9) Tracked leading pair, jumped slow 4th, went 2nd from 7th, joined leader 8th, led next, pecked 2 out, soon ridden and headed, switched right before last, jumped left and slightly hampered last, kept on, 2nd of 3, 1 1/4l behind Priceless Art (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m beg chase (5) gd in Mar.
The Bravetraveller (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) In rear, struggling before 9th, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Makhzoon (11-2) at Perth 3m clm hdl (5) sft, 7 ran.
Yachvili (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Soon prominent, 4th approaching 2 out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from before last, 4th of 15, 5l behind Churchfield Champ (11-12) at Sligo 2m hcp hdl 80-95 gd.