Princely Player has only been raised 4lb for a battling win at Fontwell and should be prominent again but the handicapper looks to have got to Church Field. Silver Eagle is unexposed but may need this and Mickie also returns from a break, as does Thomas Crapper. Teak is becoming disappointing, as is Ixora, while Man Of Leisure had an entry in a novices' hurdle here yesterday. GET HOME NOW finished just behind Teak at Newton Abbot last time but was hampered when making ground on the home turn. On similar terms, he could reverse that for and is a tentative selection for an open-looking handicap.
Man Of Leisure 11-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 7th, close 3rd when mistake 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Dartford Warbler (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Sep.
Princely Player (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Towards rear, ridden before 2 out, headway before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd beating Hi Note (10-10) by nk, 7 ran.
Red Not Blue (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) In rear, pushed along before 4 out, one pace and held when rider dropped whip before 2 out, 4th of 6, 15l behind So Fine (11-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Silver Eagle (IRE) 8-15fav (11-5) Chased leaders, went 3rd 7th, went 2nd going well soon after 4 out, led 3 out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gs in May beating My Lucky Flame (10-6) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Mickie 9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, pushed along and lost 2nd approaching 3 out, weakened rapidly, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Polly Peachum (10-4) at Kempton 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Get Home Now 7-1 (10-13) Held up in mid-division, mistake 3 out, headway approaching last, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 11l behind Kangaroo Court (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gf in Sep.
Thomas Crapper 33-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened soon after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Close Touch (11-6) at Sandown 2m 4f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (4-7yo) (1) hvy in Mar, 16 ran.
Ixora (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, lost ground on leaders before 5th, outpaced from 4 out, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind General Miller (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Church Field (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Prominent, ridden approaching 2 out, no impression soon after, no extra when not fluent last, 7th of 13, 16l behind Kangaroo Court (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gf in Sep.
Mister Newby (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2 out, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Up For An Oscar (10-9) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Prominent, jumped left at times, ridden and beaten after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 12, 35l behind One Lucky Lady (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Larks Lad (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Jumped left at times, tracked leader until mistake 6th, not fluent and outpaced 10th, rallying when not much room before 4 out, every chance 2 out, beaten when not fluent last, no extra flat, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Tregaro (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, good headway to chase leaders before 5th, led 5th, went left 7th and 3 out, soon clear until before 2 out, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened between last 2, 7th of 10, 30l behind Cue To Cue (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.
Teak (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, no impression on leaders next, 5th of 7, 7l behind Dartford Warbler (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Sep.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, led before 2 out, soon headed, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Kangaroo Court (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd.
Court In Session (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Chased winner until ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 35l behind Cap Elorn (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Callisto Moon 20-1 (10-7) Led, mistake 6 out, blundered next, pushed along 4 out, headed before 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 11, 36l behind Foxcub (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.