Lukeys Luck has recorded a sequence of placed efforts and will no doubt be thereabouts again while the unpredictable Mylord Collonges has a shout if on a going day. Fontwell winner No No Bingo has made a decent start over fences and Red Rouble arrives on the back of a recent victory over these fences. Time To Think, Midnight Macarena and Ajzal are not out of this on their best form but a speculative vote goes to DASHING GEORGE, dropped in class after a couple of starts in much better company including when a close-up second at Aintree.
Dashing George (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, tracked leader after 9th ridden and weakened from 2 out, 6th of 11, 17l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
Up To The Mark 20-1 (11-6) Chased leader until 3rd, stayed chasing leaders, pushed along before 6th, weakened 8th, tailed off, 9th of 11, 46l behind Royale's Charter (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct.
Speedy Bruere (FR) (10-10) 7th of 20, 13l behind Cristalino (10-10) at Lyon-parilly(FR) 2m 1f hdl sft in May '10.
Mylord Collonges (FR) 20-1 (11-3) In touch, dropped to rear 8th, tailed off when pulled up 12th, in a race won by Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Lukeys Luck 6-4fav (11-10) Chased clear leader, closed when hit 6th, led after next, mistake 2 out, soon headed, pecked last, no extra, 2nd of 5, 12l behind Fintan (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Foxesbow (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Mid-division, dropped to rear 7th, hampered next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Ajzal (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) In rear, good headway to go 2nd from 7th, led 2 out, ridden before last, headed last, weakened last 100 yards, lost 3rd place towards finish, 4th of 7, 7l behind Baseball Ted (11-12) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
No No Bingo (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, soon chased winner, kept on and always held, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Noble Legend (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov.
Red Rouble (IRE) 7-2fav (11-10) Held up behind leaders, mistake 1st, hit 12th, headway approahing 3 out, went 2nd when jumped left last, driven flat, led towards finish, won at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Nov beating Nom de Guerre (11-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Time To Think 11-2 (9-11) Jumped right, led until 5th, tracked leader until 4 out, one pace 3 out, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Pepite Rose (11-10) at Newbury 2m 6f Mares Novice Handicap Chase (Listed) (5yo+) (1) gd in Mar.
Bolachoir (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Ran in snatches, in touch, outpaced in 5th at 14th, struggling after 4 out, plugged on again after 2 out, 5th of 10, 17l behind Masked Man (11-7) at Sandown 3m am chs 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Chapel House 25-1 (10-2) Led 2nd, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 41l behind Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Midnight Macarena 2-1fav (10-8) Held up in touch in rear, went 3rd 13th, mistake next, chased winner 4 out, ridden and outpaced 2 out, 2nd of 5, 20l behind Misstree Dancer (11-10) at Fakenham 3m Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs in Nov.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Tracked winner, mistake 4 out, ridden in close 3rd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Thedreamstillalive (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 6 ran.