Sun Tzu has failed to complete in two of his three runs over fences and may need a confidence booster. Porta Vogie is 8lb higher than for his only success over fences and is looking a few pounds high but connectons of MISTER WISEMAN are probably pleased that the nine-year-old was only raised 5lb after his all-the-way success at Uttoxeter ten days ago and he can complete a quick double. Persian Gates was having only his third start over fences when successful over 2m4f here in November and he just found three miles stretching his stamina at Leicester subsequently. Feeling Peckish has won just once in 86 career starts which hardly endears him to punters.
Sun Tzu (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Held up in 6th, mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Inkberrow Rose (10-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Porta Vogie (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Held up behind, mistake 8th, headway approaching 11th, chased winner after 4 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Patman Du Charmil (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Gaora Lane (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, lost place 5 out, soon struggling, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 9, 29l behind Raise You Five (11-4) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Panama Canal (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, prominent early, held up in touch, went 2nd approaching 8th until not fluent 10th, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Foxesbow (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan, 15 ran.
Mister Wiseman 7-1 (11-8) Made all, clear 10th until approaching 4 out, ridden 3 out, stayed on gamely, won at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) hvy in Jan beating Pacha D'Oudairies (11-12) by 5l, 7 ran.
Persian Gates (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, held up in touch, headway on outside 12th, challenged 4 out, ridden 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 23l behind Three Chords (11-10) at Leicester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Oranger (FR) 11-1 (10-11) Mid-division, ridden and dropped to rear 10th, well behind from 11th, tailed off, 8th of 10, 48l behind Sawpit Supreme (10-8) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jan.
Dareios (GER) 40-1 (10-7) Mid-division, droped to rear and reminders 3rd, tailed off 5th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Eastwell Smiles (11-3) at Warwick 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Dec, 12 ran.
Feeling Peckish (USA) 5-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, ridden after 11th, went 3rd approaching last, stayed on flat, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Normandy Landings (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Sycho Fred (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) In rear, mistake 11th, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, kept on flat, 4th of 6, 6l behind Chico Time (11-5) at Market Rasen 3m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.