CHICAGO OUTFIT gained his first success over fences on his 13th start at Kelso last month and was taking on slightly better company on this track later. He looks the one to be on as Sambelucky had dropped to a very low mark when scoring at Newcastle last March and has struggled from 10lb higher subsequently. Bocamix has ben placed once in six starts over fences and looks high enough in the weights while Pistol Basc has a poor strike-rate but has dropped to his lowest ever rating on his 45th start.
Bocamix (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, ridden and weakened last, 4th of 12, 8l behind Cavite Eta (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Chicago Outfit (IRE) 13-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden and mistake 7 out, soon outpaced, 5th of 8, 13l behind Tutchec (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Sambelucky (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Held up, effort when mistake 12th, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 11, 29l behind Sonic Anthem (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May '12.
Pistol Basc (FR) 17-2 (10-13) Took keen hold in last pair, tailed off and disputing poor 4th when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Robobar (11-11) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Oh Right (IRE) 17-2 (9-13) With leader and keen, lost place from 7th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Charlie Bucket (10-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 10 ran.
Fozy Moss 100-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 8th, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Hollow Blue Sky (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Over And Above (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) In touch, struggling 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Inandover (10-3) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Ravensbill (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders and raced wide, led 8th, headed 3 out, weakened after 2 out, last of 5, well behind Samson Collonges (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov '12.