Irish raider Regal Warrior has decent claims if forgiven a poor effort in a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse last time but SHANEN makes more appeal. He won a couple of bumpers back in May and should come out best if taking to hurdling. Anitopia has been placed in a couple of starts over timber but was beaten a long way on both occasions and Bonnie Burnett makes more appeal as she found only one too good when favourite at Hexham three weeks ago. Ueueteotl and One In A Row could prove best of the rest.
Anitopia 5-1 (11-0) Led or disputed lead until ridden and headed on long run between last 2, clear 3rd when weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Cosmic Wonder (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Aug.
A Southside Boy (GER) 14-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 28l behind Blue Dune (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct (flat).
Aye Well 200-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 13, 43l behind Lyvius (10-7) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 200-1 (10-13) Soon behind, tailed off when unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Star In Flight (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec, 16 ran.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, mistake 2nd, effort 3 out, not fluent next, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 42l behind Pas Trop Tard (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
One For Harry (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up behind, mistake 8th, soon weakened, 13th of 15, well behind Kris Cross (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
One In A Row (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Made most, until over 3f out, ridden and one paced when bumped by winner over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 7, 14l behind Mister Pagan (10-11) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) sft in Aug.
Only Clint Kayf Tara gelding out of Princess Ermyn.
Regal Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Prominent in chasing group, closer in 4th 3 out, 5th approaching straight, soon no impression, 12th of 16, 45l behind Acriveen (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Oct.
Robin's Command (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Keen early, mistake 1st, held up in last trio, not fluent 6th, short-lived effort after 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened next, 7th of 8, well behind I Shot The Sheriff (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Shanen (IRE) 9-4fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Perth 2m NH flat (6) sft in May beating Separate Shadows (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ueueteotl (FR) 5-1 (10-7) With leader, pushed along to lead over 3f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Big Water (10-2) at Catterick 2m cond & am NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Bonnie Burnett (IRE) 9-4fav (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway to track leaders in 3rd before 3 out, challenged last, led flat, edged right and headed last 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Julia Too (10-7) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
Ute Antique (FR) Robin Des Pres filly out of Joie De Cotte.