GLEBEHALL BAY failed to feature on his chase bow at Chepstow when always in rear but he can leave that form behind at a venue where his trainer has a tremendous record with chasers. He showed a modicum of ability in bumpers and over hurdles but is bred to improve for this game and the yard is just beginning to go through the gears. Timpo has yet to convince but represents a respected yard as does Reland whose best form puts him in the picture. Portside has run well fresh in the past so needs a second look on debut for a new yard, Azulada Bay has more obvious claims having made the frame on both starts over fences but of more interest is Aconitum who makes his chase bow with his yard in tip-top form.
Reland (FR) 7-2 (11-6) Prominent, not fluent 3rd, mistake and getting outpaced 4 out, weakening and losing 3rd when hit 2 out, 4th of 12, 28l behind Inside Dealer (11-9) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs.
Portside (IRE) 10-3 (11-12) Chased leaders, reminders after 2nd, mistake 9th, jumped slowly 12th, mistake 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Skipper's Lad (11-6) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in Oct '09, 8 ran.
Azulada Bay (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, mistake 9th, 3rd and beaten when jumped slowly 3 out, went 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Bobby Bullock (10-11) at Towcester 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs.
Glebehall Bay (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Towards rear, outpaced 5 out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 34l behind Major Malarkey (11-11) at Chepstow 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft.
Aconitum (GER) 4-1 (11-1) Led, headed after 5th, tracked leader, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 9, 16l behind Willandrich (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Timpo (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, reminders after 9th, headway from 10th, 10 lengths down in 3rd when left remote 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 22l behind Palos Conti (11-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Inchloch 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Salpierre (11-3) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
One More Dinar 9-2fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, led 13th, jumped left next, mistake and headed 4 out, no impression 3 out, went 2nd before last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Gerrard (11-1) at Southwell 3m hcp 0-100 (4) gd.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 5-1 (10-5) Led, reminders after first, headed 5th, joined leader 8th, ridden and every chance when mistake 3 out, kept on one pace from next, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Nautical Approach (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs.