PYJAMA GAME was returning from a six month absence when third at Kelso on only his second start over hurdles. He'll have come on for that pipe-opener and is just preferred to Tap Night, who also makes his handicap debut here having been placed three times during the summer. Howizee has every chance on his earlier form but was pulled-up on last week's reappearance, while the three-year-old Prince Freddie ran well when second at Perth in September. Diamond D'Amour could prove best of the remainder on his return to action.
Tap Night (USA) 4-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Brave Beauty (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Inga Bird 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 7th, weakened approaching 2 out and pulled up, in a race won by The Boss (11-7) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Diamond D'amour (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Led, soon clear until before 3 out, headed soon after, 2 lengths down and looking held when blundered badly 2 out, not recover, lost 2nd place last, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Tiptoeaway (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, headway and in 4th before 2 out, son left 3rd, kept on flat, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Simply Ned (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Howizee 9-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, chased leaders before 3 out, blundered when weakening 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Arisea (11-1) at Carlisle 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Arc Warrior (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along 7th, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Yes Tom (10-5) at Ayr 3m nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 9 ran.
Attycran (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 48l behind Priceless Art (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Finbar Flynn 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 8, 39l behind Hazy Tom (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Battle Honour 14-1 (10-8) Tracked leader, lost place before 4th, soon in rear, last of 14, well behind Weetfromthechaff (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Miss Abbey 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Gormanstown Cuckoo (11-11) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 14 ran.
Prince Freddie 5-1 (10-12) In touch, joined leaders 4 out, in 3rd before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 11, 34l behind Chadford (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Red Tanber (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, in 4th and ridden when not fluent 3 out, one pace, 5th of 14, 15l behind Boruler (10-11) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.