Heavy ground was again put forward as the reason for the lacklustre display of Kingscliff, whose drubbing by Ebony Light in the Peter Marsh Chase has led to him dropping behind
Monkerhostin, a possible runner at Cheltenham on Saturday, in the Gold Cup betting.
All the wardens observed a large amount of silk dropping behind
one of the hillocks of earth.
Yet after dropping behind
Milan Baros in the Anfield pecking order, the beginning of the end of Heskey's spell with the Reds does appear to have been reached.
55 from a Chartrand assist and although Raiders replied with a lovely goal which clipped the post before dropping behind
Barry Hollyhead, it was Blaze who had the last word as first Craig Chapman netted on 53.