After three poor runs, Tuskar Rock had dropped to a very low mark when battling to victory over Inthejungle at Lingfield and an extra 4lb here shouldn't prevent another big run. Cashel Blue made all in very testing ground over hurdles at Newbury before failing to cope with the useful Quinz over fences at Exeter. He's only had three runs over the bigger obstacles and can still improve. Lorum Leader's last success over fences came from a mark of 120 at Market Rasen in November 2009. He's now down to 106 and has done a little better on his last two starts. SULTAN FONTENAILLE returned from over two years off to score on his debut for David Pipe over this trip at Taunton in December. He just found 2m3f at the same track on the short side when touched off by Magic Marmalade last month and can get back to winning ways over this more suitable distance.
Double Dizzy 9-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, blundered and lost place 4th, soon ridden along, weakened approaching 3 out, 5th of 9, 24l behind Bugsy's Boy (10-4) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Sultan Fontenaille (FR) 10-11fav (11-12) Held up in rear, in touch, tracked leaders 6th, driven to lead 3 out, headed last, raiiled flat, ran on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Magic Marmalade (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jan.
Lorum Leader (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Prominent, led 4th, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Master d'Or (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Little Eaglet (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Took keen hold in mid-division, struggling from 8th, 13th of 20, well behind Munlochy Bay (9-11) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
Cashel Blue (USA) 8-1 (10-13) Led to 2nd, tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner approaching 8th, ridden after 4 out, no impression, 2nd of 5, 23l behind Quinz (11-4) at Exeter 3m beg chs (3) gd in Oct.
Theophrastus (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Raced on inside, held up in close 6th, headway 4 out, disputing well held 3rd before 2 out until hit last, kept on to press for that position flat, 4th of 6, 13l behind Pacco (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 15-2 (11-4) Held up in touch, left 3rd 11th, ridden after 13th, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 8, well behind Victory Gunner (11-1) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft.
Tuskar Rock (FR) 11-4fav (11-2) Chased leading pair, led after 13th, ridden after 4 out, soon joined, staed on flat, just held on, all out, won at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft beating Inthejungle (11-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Aconitum (GER) 4-1fav (11-2) In rear, not fluent 6th, driven next, jumped slowly 9th, soon detatched, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Rudinero (10-0) at Taunton 3m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jan.