Rimini is raised 10lb for a recent victory at Chepstow which was made much easier when his nearest rival departed at the last. Nautical Approach is running well and found the minimum trip just on the short side at Lingfield. Coach Lane went off the boil on much faster ground after landing a Uttoxeter handicap in May and is well enough handicapped here to bounce back with a big effort. Quipe Me Posted has had just two runs over fences but has shown potential and is only a couple of pounds higher than his winning hurdles mark. LORDSBRIDGE is still a maiden over fences but showed that his turn wasn't far away with his best run to date when a close runner-up over the C&D behind Little George last month. He's a sound jumper and can finally get his head in front over the bigger obstacles.
Mister Benedictine 12-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway when mistake 8th, ridden after 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 10, 33l behind Points of View (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Another Trump (NZ) 5-1 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 8th until hit 10th and dropped to rear, never going after, not persevered with when well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ere Alfie (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Royal Wedding 16-1 (10-8) In touch, led 5th, headed 3 out soon ridden, kept on one pace approaching last, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Bormo (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Lordsbridge (USA) 25-1 (10-10) Held up in last trio, headway 10th, 4th after 11th, went 3rd 4 out, 2nd 3 out, led 2 out, hard driven from last, not pace of winner and headed final 150 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Little George (11-5) at Newbury 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Mister Matt (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, chased leader until after 2nd, chased leading pair until weakened soon after 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Carrig An Uisce (10-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Amble Forge (IRE) 15-2 (11-8) Held up behind, reminders after 7th, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 37l behind Mister Stickler (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (3) sft in Nov.
Prince du Beury (FR) 28-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd approaching 7th, ridden and weakened approaching 4 out, refused last and unseated rider, in a race won by Regal Approach (10-11) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (4) gs in Nov, 14 ran.
Rimini (FR) 10-3fav (11-10) In touch, left 3rd at 2nd, challenged 4 out, led soon after, about 2 lengths ahead and travelling well when left clear last, won at Chepstow 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) sft in Nov beating Owner Occupier (11-12) by 8l, 9 ran.
Marley Roca (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) In rear, headway 4 out, held in 4th when left 3rd and slightly hampered last, no impression, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Tyrone House (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Quipe Me Posted (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Not fluent, in touch, headway 11th, went 2nd next, led 3 out, not fluent and headed next, held when blundered badly last, weakened to 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Flemish Invader (11-9) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Nautical Approach (IRE) 5-4fav (11-10) Bumped 2nd, chased leaders, led 6th until 4 out, led again 3 out, about 5 lengths ahead when went left last, weakened and headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Near The Water (11-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Strongbows Legend 33-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in touch, lost place 3rd, ridden, switched left and headway approaching 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on flat, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 6l behind Gibb River (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Morestead (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Pressed leader, ridden 4 out, disputing lead 2 out, still every chance last, weakened flat, 3rd of 6, 4l behind I'm A Legend (11-12) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Signatory (USA) 100-1 (10-13) In touch, ridden and struggling 8th, soon tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by King Edmund (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov chs (3) sft in Dec '09, 8 ran.
Coach Lane 12-1 (11-8) Towards rear and shoved along, lost touch after 7th, tailed off, last of 9, 42l behind Folie A Deux (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Meneur (FR) 33-1 (10-6) Held up in touch in 5th, blundered 9th, weakened soon after 11th, tailed off when fell last, in a race won by Little George (11-5) at Newbury 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Mokum (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 5th, lost place next, rallied 9th, hampered 12th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 12, 24l behind Petroupetrov (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Festival Dreams 4-1 (10-4) Prominent, left in lead 3rd, hampered by loose horse on occasions after, headed 2 out, losing 2nd and beaten when hit last, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 8l behind Mohi Rahrere (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Oct.