Dr Richard Newland has weaved his usual magic with horses new to the stable with recent acquisition, NEVEROWNUP. Bought out of a Fakenham seller, he's delivered stylishly simple victories in his first two starts for the Newland team, one each over hurdles and fences. He cruised home at Fontwell on Sunday over the larger obstacles and looks best followed until beaten despite the impost of the obligatory 7lb penalty. There definitely appears more to come. Theatrelands was progressive in the last three months of 2013 and will be all the better for his Market Rasen reappearance this month over timber. A winner of his only chase, he looks the logical danger. Gandalfe and Orang Outan have place claims but are likely to struggle to handle the aforementioned pair.
Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Raced wide towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 11th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ballincurrig (10-13) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Gandalfe (FR) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on inside, mistake 4th, blundered 10th, not fluent 11th, 4th and one pace 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 8, 33l behind Saroque (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy in Feb.
Theatrelands 13-2 (11-8) Led, not fluent 5th, ridden and headed 2 out, 4th and no extra last, 4th of 7, 22l behind Gold Futures (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Sail And Return 7-2fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 12th, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, 31l behind The Musical Guy (11-11) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Fairwood Bob (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) (cp) hdwy 6; outpcd 14, 5th of 8, 37l behind Start Royal (11-0) at Kingston Blount Racing Club 3m ptp gd in Mar.
King Helissio (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 4th, not fluent 13th, every chance 4 out, hit 3 out, no extra flat, 5th of 9, 13l behind Market Option (11-0) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Majy D'auteuil (FR) 20-1 (10-12) In rear, weakened before 8th, soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind Diamond Frontier (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 4f cond hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr '13.
Neverownup (IRE) 4-6fav (11-3) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders after 4th, mistake when led 5th, clear before 3 out, stayed on strongly, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Orfeo Conti (10-5) by 21l, 9 ran.
Orang Outan (FR) 7-1 (11-1) Led from 2nd, soon headed, tracked leaders, fell 8 out, in a race won by Sir Lynx (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 7 ran.
Moscow Mule 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, blundered and unseated 4th, in a race won by Wicklewood (9-9) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs, 9 ran.