In November, he justified support to beat Red Rattle
in a handicap event at Exeter, following up by two and a half lengths from Wheels Up at Newbury the following month.
On pedigree and his latest performance, Red Rattle
sounds interesting stepped up in trip but the evidence so far is that he lacks the professionalism that Fine Parchment exhibited at Lingfield.
The Richard Lee-trained Fighting Chance made up for unluckily getting rid of his rider last time when making every post a winning one with a three-quarterof-a-length verdict over Red Rattle
in the 2m3f handicap chase.
At one end were the red rattles
of Liverpool, at the other the blue of Everton.