BEWARE CHALK PIT's run behind Absolute Shambles here in the spring was too bad to be true. The top weight, dropped 3lb since finishing second to Pete The Feat over C&D two weeks ago, is 11lb better off now with Chris Gordon's charge and can turn the tables and get off the mark for the season today. Zepnove is hard to fancy on recent efforts and struggles to stay this far while none of the others have shown enough to suggest they'll be winning any time soon.
Beware Chalk Pit (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, driven to challenge after 3 out, not fluent last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Pete The Feat (11-6) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Absolute Shambles 7-4fav (10-7) Chased leaders until 1st, soon lost place and towards rear, headway to chase leaders before 7th, lost place before 9th and mistake, soon tailed off, 5th of 6, 24l behind How's D Strawboss (10-0) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) sft in Oct.
Zepnove (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Led, headed 7th, reminders soon after, weakened next, pulled up 9th, in a race won by Full Ov Beans (9-7) at Fakenham 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Oct, 6 ran.
Dromore Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Led to 6th, led again 13th, headed 5 out, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 9, 35l behind Desperate Dex (11-7) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Kaycee (IRE) 6-1 (10-4) Held up, mistake 5th, behind after 7th, tailed off from next, last of 5, well behind Brousse En Feux (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Dushy Valley (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders until weakened 9th, pushed along and struggling before 5 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Royal Mile (9-13) at Chepstow 3m cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gs in Oct.
She's Jolly (IRE) 40-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, under pressure 9th, soon weakened, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Truckers Benefit (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.