Un Guet Apens has won at Sedgefield and Carlisle this season but has gone up a further 5lb since his latest success. Dare To Endeavour was in good form prior to being pulled up at Uttoxeter and could easily bounce back while Robbie is back over fences after a good run behind Bygones Of Brid over hurdles at Newcastle. BAR DE LIGNE found the company too hot at Kempton last time but should get his own way out in front today and recent rain is also in his favour. Steve Gollings' charge can get back to winning ways, though Surprise Vendor can't be ignored having won on the Flat at Pontefract earlier this month.
Un Guet Apens (FR) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led run-in, kept on well, won at Carlisle 2m nov chs (4) sft beating Supreme Asset (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Dare To Endeavour 6-1 (11-3) Mid-division, lost place 12th, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Bold Chief (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m (3) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Bar De Ligne (FR) 11-1 (11-10) Led until 10th, weakened 5 out, 8th of 11, well behind Lost Legend (11-2) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Mar.
Robbie 16-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, went 2nd next, 10 lengths down last, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Bygones Of Brid (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Mar.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) With leader, led 6th to 8th, outpaced when hit 4 out and next, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, last of 8, 48l behind Jet Master (11-7) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.