Sportsreport's run in the previous race will be a pointer to the chances of stablemate THE INFORMANT, who beat him over course and distance last month. The blinkers would have to work a second time but he could give Seamus Mullins a quick double. Dark And Dangerous won at Catterick before finishing third at Newbury and is eased in grade. Looks Like Slim has been placed in his last three but never really looked like winning and may need to drop a few pounds. Regal One appears to be going backwards.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Led and set good pace, joined 8th, headed next, chased winner until 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Prince Of Dreams (11-12) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Looks Like Slim 5-2fav (11-8) Led and soon clear, reduced lead 8th, headed 4 out, chased leader until pushed along before 3 out where left 2nd, ridden and no impression soon after next, 2nd of 6, 6l behind General Ross (10-6) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Regal One (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) In touch, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 12, 41l behind Bob's Legend (11-1) at Stratford 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gs in Mar.
The Informant 4-1 (10-7) Made all, went badly right 5th, in command before last, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar beating Sportsreport (10-11) by 3l, 8 ran.
Nomadic Storm 16-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, lost place from 5th, 8th of 15, 41l behind Speckled Door (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Mac's Grey (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Behind, effort 4 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 8, 7l behind Have You Had Yours (10-2) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
June French (FR) 66-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, stumbled and unseated rider 10th, in a race won by Bertie's Desire (11-5) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 9 ran.