Al Amaan won over hurdles here last month but has had nine starts over fences without managing to get his head in front. Moneymix is only a plater but Ballyvoneen has won four times around here, though all of his victories have come over much longer distances. SPORTSREPORT is gradually getting his act together over the larger obstacles and could get off the mark in this if he settles a little better as Shantou Breeze needs more help from the handicapper.
Shantou Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, stayed on same pace and no impression from 4 out, 5th of 13, 21l behind Comeonginger (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Al Amaan 7-2fav (10-11) Held up towards rear, reached mid-division 5th, pushed along after 3 out, no extra from next, 6th of 15, 12l behind Mighty Mambo (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Ballyvoneen (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Chased leaders, pushed along and carried head high after 3 out, stayed on under to pressure to chase leader soon after last, led final 50 yards, won going away, won at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar beating Dushy Valley (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Sportsreport (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Held up in 6th, smooth headway on inside after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace and no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 3l behind The Informant (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Moneymix 9-4fav (10-3) Chased leading pair, mnot much room approaching 2 out, switcheed right before last, slight peck on landing, went 2nd under pressure run-in, no impression, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Captain Sharpe (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f sel hcp hdle 0-100 (5) gd.
Curragh Dancer (FR) 50-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden 8th, soon beaten, last of 7, 39l behind Midnight Charmer (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.