LEOPARD HILLS has won in this grade at Exeter and Stratford recently and was taking on better opposition when only fourth at the latter track last time. He deserves another chance here. Supernoverre beat Second Brook by seven lengths in a claimer at Ludlow on his latest start, though there may not be much between the pair on today's terms. Ask The Oracle looks held on the form book while Morning Sunshine is best watched after a break and Perfectus was beaten 18 lengths when runner-up at Catterick. Soccerjackpot was favourite for a maiden hurdle at Plumpton last month but is proving a big disappointment over timber.
Supernoverre (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway after 5th, led approaching 3 out, ridden clear flat, won at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Mar beating Second Brook (10-6) by 7l, 10 ran.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, reminder before next, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, no impression 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 10, 17l behind Tatispout (11-3) at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf.
Ask The Oracle 6-1 (10-9) Led, took keen hold, headed after 1st, led next until after 3rd, jumped right 4th, ridden and every chance from 3 out, 3rd when mistake last, weakened flat, 6th of 10, 13l behind Supernoverre (10-9) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Morning Sunshine (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) In rear in 3rd, took keen hold, jumped left 4th, blundered 8th, weakening when jumped left next, last of 3, well behind Clouseau (11-0) at Taunton 2m nov chs 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Perfectus (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 3 out, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 9, 18l behind Wake Board (10-5) at Catterick 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Soccerjackpot (USA) 11-8fav (11-0) Not fluent, chased leading trio, hit 4th and 6th, headway to 3rd before 3 out, weakened after 3 out, beaten when went left next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Galiotto (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Mar.
Second Brook (IRE) 17-2 (10-5) Held up in rear, closed 7th, hit next, lost place approaching 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, hit last, 5th of 7, well behind Ben Cee Pee M (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd.
Thetasteofparadise 100-1 (10-4) Always struggling in rear, 9th of 12, well behind Boston Bob (10-13) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.