FENNELL BAY did very well on the Flat winning eight races in 41 starts. He's joined a yard very adept at getting the best out of similar types and can make a successful hurdling debut. Downtown Boy enjoyed stepping up to this sort of trip at Sedgefield when runner-up to Heath Hunter and should make further progress. Forthefunofit started favourite on his bumper debut at Southwell but couldn't quite get to No No Romeo then started odds-on when runner-up at Uttoxeter where he pulled hard. He's certain to improve over hurdles and looks a threat. Nexius had winning form on the Flat in Germany and was placed in Listed company during the summer so he's definitely one to keep an eye on.
Auto Mac 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, effort 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 7th of 8, 49l behind Captain Cutter (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Badged 40-1 (10-11) Held up, jumped slowly 1st, not fluent 6th, pushed along and in touch next, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Mysteree (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Brasingaman Espee 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 3rd, weakened 3 out, 9th of 12, 41l behind Dubai Prince (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Clues And Arrows (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Held up, not fluent 2nd, pushed along before 5th, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Splash of Ginge (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Cool Sky 2-1 (10-11) Led and keen, blundered 3 out, ridden and headed last, no extra, 4th of 7, 19l behind It's A Mans World (10-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Downtown Boy (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in mid-division, blundered 3 out, headway before 2 out, went 7 lengths 2nd when pecked last, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Heath Hunter (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Nov.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct (flat).
Forthefunofit (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Held up in touch on outside, challenged over 4f out, driven over 1f out, edged left and no impression well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Hot Whiskey N Ice (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Jokers And Rogues (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, mistake 7th, weakening when blundered 3 out, 7th of 8, 31l behind Blakemount (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Mister Jones 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, outpaced by leaders from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 12l behind Mystical Dreamer (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Nexius (IRE) (9-2) 8th of 12, 7l behind Salut (9-2) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug (flat).
Save The Bees 6-1 (8-10) Led 2f, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind Totalize (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct (flat).
Sudski Star (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked winner until 3rd, lost place before 4 out, 5th of 7, 23l behind Population (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Waterside Road 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 6f out, behind 4f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Wilcos Mo Chara (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Whichwaytobougie 10-1 (10-13) Held up, pushed along 10f out, behind 6f out, hanging left over 3f out, stayed on final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 8, 17l behind Powerstown Dreams (10-11) at Doncaster 2m (6) gd in Nov.
Latest Fashion (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 18l behind Mrs Peachey (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in May.