CHASERS CHANCE has finally got his act together and already has a C&D win to his name this term. Paul Henderson's Irish import may still be on the right side of the handicapper and is fancied to complete the hat-trick. Henry San has been placed at Bangor and Chepstow since being handed a race at Stratford and shouldn't be far away again while Knapp Bridge Boy easily beat Roll The Dice at Exeter though, like Ludlow score Sum Laff, has more on his plate here. Fairy Rath and Sentimentaljourney probably need to improve again to land this but can't be left out of the reckoning.
Sum Laff (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th or 5th, went 2nd 10th, led 3 out, edged right after 2 out, not fluent last, held on well, won at Ludlow 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-110) (4yo+) (4) gd in Oct beating Savant Bleu (11-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Henry San (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 9th, challenged 5 out, chased winner from next, readily held from 2 out, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Marshal Zhukov (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Coolbeg (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Towards rear, weakened before 4 out, 6th of 7, 41l behind Baseball Ted (11-12) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Fairy Rath (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up good headway to chase leaders 11th, went 3rd before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Marshal Zhukov (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Chasers Chance (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Towards rear, headway 5 out, led 3 out, kept on, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct beating Allerton (11-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Sentimentaljourney (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) In touch, mistake 6th, ridden 4 out, weakened next, blundered 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind That's The Deal (10-6) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Health Is Wealth (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Led 1st, tracked leader, ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 11, 32l behind Moscow Chancer (10-9) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs.
Ceepeegee (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led until 14th, weakened quickly next, lost touch 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 43l behind Rockabilly (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Roll The Dice (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders on outside, outpaced 9th, chased leading pair under pressure 4 out, kept on same pace, went 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 16l behind Knapp Bridge Boy (10-8) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Knapp Bridge Boy 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, headway 11th, went 2nd before 4 out, led 2 out, soon clear, comfortably, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct beating Roll The Dice (11-7) by 16l, 9 ran.