DIAMOND FRONTIER won at Carlisle, with Sergeant Pink back in fifth, before finishing third off today's mark at Newcastle. He shouldn't be far away again here but Riguez Dancer and Or d'Oudairies, in common with many of their stablemates, have been disappointing this season while Unforgettable and Bennys Quest return from a break. Majy D'Auteuil has been off the track even longer but isn't badly treated if fully wound-up.
Diamond Frontier (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Led, driven 4 out, headed before 2 out, soon ridden, 4th and one pace last, kept on to take 3rd after last, no impression flat, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Mcmurrough (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
Riguez Dancer 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, effort on outer over 4f out, soon pushed along, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 28l behind Masterful Act (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar.
Unforgettable (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Led, driven and headed before 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 48l behind Drumshambo (11-12) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Majy D'auteuil (FR) 10-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, last before 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 6, 20l behind Prince Du Seuil (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov '11.
Bennys Quest (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, pressed leader, led 8th, not fluent 2 out, headed before last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Drumshambo (11-10) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, ridden after 4 out, soon outpaced, went 3rd from 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Sleep In First (11-8) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Or d'Oudairies (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Towards rear, outpaced before 6th, headway after next, went 3rd from 4 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Vardas Supreme (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.