MONKERTY TUNKERTY jumped with real enthusiasm on his reappearance at Bangor until lack of condition told. If he attacks these fences in the same manner, Jessica Westwood's useful pointer will soon have a few of these in trouble and Josh Guerriero's mount should last a lot longer out in front today. Deireadh Re hasn't lived up to expectations so far over fences and faces a stiff task at the weights but Satou has gone well here in the past and has been knocking on the door again lately while Very Stylish returned to form at Ffos Las in October and is still on a decent mark. Dashing George is a C&D winner and couldn't be ruled out while Relax was on a good run before his jumping let him down at Musselburgh - though he has a bit prove at this level.
Deireadh Re (IRE) 15-8 (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, went 2nd before 5 out, soon ridden and dropped to 3rd, beaten when not fluent 2 out, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Masters Hill (11-4) at Chepstow 3m nov chs (4) gs in Oct.
Brackloon High (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Fell 1st, in a race won by The Rainbow Hunter (11-12) at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
State Benefit (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed after 4 out, weakened before next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Rainbow Hunter (11-5) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May, 6 ran.
Relax (FR) 11-4fav (11-12) Chased leader, mistake 10th, blundered badly and lost 2nd 5 out, chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 8, 26l behind Locked Inthepocket (10-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Vincitore (FR) 25-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, struggling 18th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Uncle Junior (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 7f crs cntry chs (5yo+) (2) gs in Nov, 16 ran.
Monkerty Tunkerty 7-2 (11-4) Led or disputed lead until went on halfway, headed 3 out, weakened between last 2, 5th of 10, 27l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
Very Stylish (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, blundered 12th, went 2nd before 2 out, led before last, kept on, won at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Oct beating With Grace (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Royal Wedding 25-1 (11-12) Close up, ridden and lost place 10th, 7th of 11, 48l behind Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Dashing George (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, tracked leader after 9th ridden and weakened from 2 out, 6th of 11, 17l behind Quartz De Thaix (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp chs 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
Satou (FR) 9-4fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led 9th, not fluent 12th, hit 4 out, mistake 2 out, headed when not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Firebird Flyer (11-9) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Epee Celeste (FR) 9-1 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed approaching 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 3rd of 5, well behind Misstree Dancer (11-10) at Fakenham 3m Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gs in Nov.