Course regular Beware Chalk Pit was well beaten in this last year and was pulled-up on his reappearance. Alteranthela beat According To Them at Fontwell in December and the latter went on to score over track and trip a fortnight ago with Ballyvoneen well beaten. Richard Rowe's charge should come out best once again on more favourable terms. TARRACO finally returned to form with a close-up second at Huntingdon last time. He's plummeted down the weights as a consequence of his previous poor form and looks set to take advantage in this. Venetia Williams' charge gets the nod.
Beware Chalk Pit (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, jumped slowly 4th, pushed along before 8th, weakened after next, poor 5th when pulled up before 3 out (normal 4 out), in a race won by Royaume Bleu (10-12) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Tarraco (FR) 3-1fav (10-12) Led, not fluent, driven approaching last, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Flemi Two Toes (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
According To Them (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along briefly before 4 out, went 2nd travelling well well before 2 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, clear before last, ridden out, won at Plumpton 3m 2f 5yo Am hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Feb beating Present To You (11-9) by 14l, 4 ran.
Alteranthela (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Led until narrowly headed before 11th, chased leader, led again 15th, driven before last, stayed on flat, all out (no time taken), won at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec beating According To Them (9-13) by 1l, 6 ran.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 5-2 (9-8) Not fluent early, tracked leading pair, hit 10th, not fluent and ridden 12th, jumped slowly 14th, not fluent again and outpaced 3 out, went 3rd and not fluent 2 out, rallied flat, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 4, 14l behind According To Them (9-11) at Plumpton 3m 2f 5yo Am hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Goring Two (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) In touch in rear, reminder after 5th, behind from 7th, tailed off next, pulled up after, in a race won by Browns Brook (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Dushy Valley (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Never going towards rear, reminders before 4th and again 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up 11th, in a race won by Strange Bird (10-0) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb, 9 ran.
Flugzeug 15-2 (9-10) Raced widest of all, tracked leaders, pushed along before 9th, went 2nd on long run to 3 out (normal 4 out), driven bypassing omitted 2 out, soon held, 2nd of 6, 16l behind Royaume Bleu (10-12) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Budsson 50-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, tailed off before 9th, 5th of 7, 23l behind Porters War (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.