Tzora tries his hand over fences again for the first time since 2012. He has every chance on his rating over hurdles but HALLINGS COMET gets another chance. He blotted his copybook when unseating at the first obstacle last time but won his chasing debut at Worcester before that. He has little to fear from the remainder unless Kitegen takes his chance but he was due to run at Market Rasen yesterday. Henwood and Rocket Scientist are hard to fancy on their form over timber.
Hallings Comet 6-1 (11-4) Led until jinked left and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Makari (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (3) gd in Jun, 5 ran.
Kitegen (IRE) 5-2fav (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced from 4 out, blundered 2 out when well held in 3rd, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 37l behind Up For An Oscar (11-3) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Henwood (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Mid-division, closed after 6th, weakened next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Cash For Steel (9-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (5) gd in Jun, 14 ran.
Rocket Scientist 20-1 (11-8) Jumped left, always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Detour Ahead (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Tzora 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent and in touch 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, no impression on leaders, one pace, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Laudatory (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.