Splash of Ginge finished runner-up in a maiden hurdle at Chepstow last time, although both the winner and the third have let the form down since. That suggests OSCAR FORTUNE may well defy a penalty for making a winning debut over hurdles at Huntingdon last month. That was his first start since April and Jonjo O'Neill's charge is also preferred to dual bumper winner Deputy Dan. Glowinginthedark has had just the one start under Rules when fourth in a bumper but makes most appeal of the remainder.
Oscar Fortune (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Never far away in chasing group, jumped left at times, led after 3 out, pressed flat, driven and found extra flat, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct beating Beachfire (11-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Balinderry (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, jumped slowly and lost place 3rd, struggling before 3 out, went remote 4th 2 out, 4th of 9, 25l behind Bowie (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Bertielicious 200-1 (10-9) Always behind, 12th of 13, well behind Sergeant Mattie (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Danebrook Lad (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, 50l behind Ballyben (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Deputy Dan (IRE) 11-4 (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, led last 100 yards, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr beating Boogie In The Barn (11-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Glowinginthedark (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, one pace from 2f out, 4th of 12, 13l behind Champagne At Tara (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Mr Selby 16-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 16l behind Mont Royale (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Splash of Ginge 10-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 3 out, driven and 1 length down last, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Creepy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Ellistrin Belle 80-1 (10-2) Tracked leader until before 4 out, weakened 3 out, 4th of 10, 16l behind Plan Again (11-0) at Kelso 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.