Acey showed a decent level of form in five starts in bumpers in Ireland and has to be considered on his hurdling debut and first start for the in-form yard of Nigel Twiston-Davies but he will need to be useful to get the better of AITEEN THIRTYTHREE. The Paul Nicholls-trained gelding showed progressive form without winning over hurdles last term, earning a rating of 130, and he can make a winning reappearance over a trip that suits. Majestic Mayhem and Supercede have a bit to find with the selection and of more interest may be Tim Vaughan's Pure Anticipation, who created a favourable impression when winning at Fontwell in June. Run With The Wind could be anything have won her only start in a point in Ireland but Aiteen Thirtythree looks the one to beat.
Majestic Mayhem (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Prominent, ridden and lost place 8th, well behind after 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Sunnyside (10-5) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Supercede (IRE) 15-8 (11-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, in rear in 4th after 2nd, left in lead on paddock bend after 7th, soon clear, won at a canter, won at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Sep beating Wood Yer (10-10) by 40l, 4 ran.
Acey (IRE) 10-3 (12-0) Always prominent, led over 3f out, joined 1 1/2f out, pushed out to assert inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Limerick 2m 3f N H flat in Mar beating Minella Class (11-7) by 2l, 11 ran.
Aiteen Thirtythree (IRE) Evensfav (11-3) Took keen hold, tracked leader 3rd, led approaching 3 out, joined and hit 2 out, driven soon after, narrowly headed last, stayed challenging under pressure and every chance until no extra final 110 yards, 2nd of 4, nk behind Be There In Five (11-10) at Newbury 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
No Woman No Cry 12-1 (10-6) Behind, early reminders, never a factor, lost remote 4th after last, 5th of 11, 50l behind Rebel Du Maquis (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Smiling Applause 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 3rd, weakened 8th, 8th of 15, 50l behind Rebel Swing (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Smooth Classic (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Held up, headway 5th, chased winner after 7th, no impression from next, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Calon Crwbin (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Doubletoilntrouble (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Led until after 4th, chased leader, hit 6th and 4 out, led again after 4 out, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner, no impression when lost 2nd before last, weakened from last, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Russian War (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Run With The Wind (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Ld from 3rd, clr halfway, ko strongly close home, comfortably, won at Rathcannon 3m ire ptp gd in Sep beating Pay Your Hunt Sub (11-7) by 12l, 16 ran.
Pure Anticipation (IRE) 7-4fav (10-5) In touch, 2nd from 7th, mistake 4 out, lost 2nd after 3 out, regained 2nd 2 out, closed on leader before last, stayed on to lead final 110 yards, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Like A Hurricane (11-2) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.