OZETA won a fillies' Listed hurdle at Auteuil in September having won twice on the Flat in France earlier in the year. She could be a useful recruit to the hurdling ranks and can make the most of her allowance against the boys. Hinterland is also a Listed winner at Auteuil and should make his presence felt, while Hollow Tree won twice over 1m6f at Sandown in July and made a successful start to his new career with a smooth win at Bangor. He makes more appeal than Secret Edge, who was receiving 8lb when just getting the better of Countrywide Flame at Wetherby and had earlier been beaten by today's rival Jackies Solitaire at Chepstow.
Hinterland (FR) (10-3) won at Auteuil(FR) 1m 7f Listed hdl 3yo sft in May beating Le Choix (10-3) by 10l, 13 ran.
Secret Edge 9-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 3rd 4 out, ridden before 2 out, chased leader before last, challenged and not much room flat, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wetherby 2m Listed hdl 3yo (1) gd in Oct beating Countrywide Flame (11-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Bradbury (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, went 2nd soon after 3 out, led last, driven flat, held on well, won at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Royal Opera (11-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Hollow Tree 4-7fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led 6th, drew readily clear from 2 out, comfortably, won at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Sep beating Spartan King (10-12) by 14l, 6 ran.
Saqil (USA) 20-1 (10-9) Made virtually all, in command last, hung left towards finish, ridden out, won at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf beating Captain Loui (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Traitor 4-1 (10-12) Held up in rear and keen, headway before 2 out, led last, kept on strongly, ridden out, won at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) fm in Oct beating Sinadinou (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ozeta (FR) (10-3) won at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f Listed hdl 3yo sft in Sep beating Utopie Des Bordes (10-3) by 3l, 12 ran.
Thunder Sheik (IRE) Green Tune colt out of Realy Queen.
Jackies Solitaire 11-8fav (10-7) Raced on inside, held up, headway to 4th after 6th, 3rd before 3 out, no impression when hit next, tailed off, 3rd of 8, 47l behind Colebrooke (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.