GUNS OF LOVE and Kirbys Glen occupied the places behind Desperate Dex at Huntingdon and there is very little to split the pair. The fact that the latter can't get his head in front hands the initiative to Robin Dickin's charge and he can take this very moderate affair. Rince Donn ran quite well behind Lerida at Huntingdon and has dropped to a fair mark though he's another who finds it difficult to score over fences as a strike-rate of 1-29 testifies. Mujamead probably ran his best race to date over fences at Southwell last time though that isn't saying much and Beauchamp Viking has fallen in his last two races over the bigger obstacles.
Betty Browneyes 100-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders until weakened after 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Seren Cwmtudu (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Beauchamp Viking 22-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 14, well behind Smokey George (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Mujamead 20-1 (11-0) Led to 2nd, remained close up, every chance 3 out, ridden after next, weakened from last, 4th of 12, 6l behind Follow The Sun (11-11) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in Jan.
Kirbys Glen (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Held up, went 3rd from 4th, went 2nd after 3 out, soon ridden, challenged 2 out, hung right flat, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Desperate Dex (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-100 (4) sft in Jan.
Guns of Love (IRE) 13-8fav (10-9) Tracked leader who went clear 2nd until before 6th, led 3 out, soon ridden, hung right flat, headed close home, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Desperate Dex (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-100 (4) sft in Jan.
Rince Donn (IRE) 4-1fav (10-11) In touch in mid-division, went 4th approaching 6th, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Lerida (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs in Jan.
Suprendre Espere 18-1 (10-0) In rear, pushed along 3rd, soon detatched, tailed off when pulled up 7th, in a race won by Kinkeel (9-13) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan, 7 ran.