TIPTOEAWAY looked in need of the outing on his reappearance at Wetherby and ran accordingly. But there wasn't a lot wrong with his jumping and he stayed on nicely up the straight once getting his second wind. A first victory over the larger obstacles should be forthcoming here. Trucking Along has won a point-to-point and scored over hurdles at Ayr in March. He should be placed to good effect this term and makes more appeal than another former pointer, Saddle Pack, while Chester Ridge returns from a year on the sidelines. Front Of House won twice over timber last season and was held in high regard earlier in his career but is jumping fences late in life.
Chester Ridge 50-1 (11-2) Held up, left 3rd when slightly hampered 5th, weakened after 10th, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind Lord Larsson (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f beg chs (4) gs in Nov '10.
Front Of House (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pecked 8th, headway from 3 out, no impression, 5th of 12, 26l behind Glencree (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f beg chase (4) gs in Jan.
Saddle Pack (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Ap; outpcd when hit 2 out, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Indian Print (12-4) at Alnwick 3m ptp sft in Feb.
Tiptoeaway (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, lost place from 10th and outpaced, never dangerous after, 4th of 9, 30l behind Helpston (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd in Oct.
Trucking Along (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Mistake 1st, tracked leading pair until headway to lead 5th, made rest, quickened clear 2 out, well in command when hit last, eased flat, won at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar beating Sole Witness (10-10) by 6l, 4 ran.