MORNING ROYALTY got off the mark over timber with a 10 length victory over C&D last month. James Moffatt's charge can shrug off a 7lb penalty and go in again on that evidence. Jumbo Supreme finished closer at Uttoxeter last time and jockey bookings suggest he's preferred to stablemate and newcomer Thundercrack while bumper winner Rocking Blues looks a likely improver with a debut over hurdles at Newcastle under his belt. Painted Tail has won twice on the Flat and could prove best of the rest on her hurdling bow.
Morning Royalty (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Made all, clear before last, ran on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Imjoeking (10-12) by 10l, 7 ran.
Allied Answer 40-1 (11-0) Close up, effort to press leaders approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened next, last of 6, 41l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (11-6) at Haydock 2m Listed nov hdl (1) sft in Nov.
Highland Rain 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened before 7th, tailed off 4 out, 8th of 11, well behind Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Jumbo Supreme (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Joseph Mercer (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
One In A Row (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 9th of 16, 48l behind Eduard (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Rocking Blues (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 16, 22l behind Eduard (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Ronnie Rhino 8-1 (10-5) Mid-division, lost place 4th, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 43l behind War On (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Thundercrack (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Champagne Warrior.
Tinzo (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) Edgy in stalls, started slowly, always in rear, tailed off, last of 12, 43l behind Tazaamun (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul (flat).
Beyond The Point 200-1 (10-2) Chased leaders to 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Ifandbutwhynot (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Mistyboreen (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, outpaced 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Baltimore Rock (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Nov.
Painted Tail (IRE) 9-2fav (10-6) In touch, headway to chase leaders over 6f out, went 2nd 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, weakened final 110 yards, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Jaya Bella (11-2) at Lingfield 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) sft in Feb '11.