EDMUND KEAN won a much better race at Fakenham on Friday by six lengths. He wouldn't need to run up to that form to land this under a penalty. Jonjo O'Neill runs four but Upswing appears his best hope of bringing home some prize money as he was third on his hurdling debut at Towcester and has more scope than Feast Of Fire, It's A New Day and The Nephew. Paul Nicholls has newcomer Kauto D'aloes in the line-up and he shouldn't be ignored though fences may eventually bring out the best in the four-year-old.
Edmund Kean (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Towards rear, headway after 7th, pressed leaders 2 out, led approaching last, ran on, comfortably, won at Fakenham 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft beating Seedsman (11-8) by 6l, 10 ran.
Fanjos Luck (IRE) 150-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 7, 48l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-11) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Chased leader, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 12th of 21, 41l behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Folly Farm (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden over 4f out, always towards rear, 13th of 16, well behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
It's A New Day 28-1 (11-4) Mid-division, effort after 3 out, headway before 2 out, kept on from last, 4th of 16, 27l behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Minella For Party (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in rear, headway on outside approaching 4 out, chased leaders before next, weakened 2 out, 9th of 10, 46l behind Chatterbox (11-0) at Newbury 2m hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Monderon (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 18, well behind Ericht (11-11) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Newmans Boy 200-1 (11-4) Led, mistake 4th, headed 5th, chased winner until before 3 out where mistake and weakened soon after, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Many Clouds (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy.
Prudent George 100-1 (10-12) Went left and ridden 3rd, always in rear, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Rode Runner 250-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Heronshaw (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
The Nephew (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) In rear, slightly hampered 2nd, not fluent 4th, tailed off 3 out, 9th of 10, well behind Le Reve (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft.
Upswing 50-1 (11-1) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 16, 20l behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Bois Des Aigles (FR) 14-1 (10-7) Disputed lead until 5f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 37l behind Doctor Harper (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) sft in Dec.
Kauto D'aloes (FR) (10-3) 10th of 15, 42l behind Vent D'eire (10-3) at Compiegne(FR) 2m 1f hdl gd in May.