Gassin Golf looks the type to have a good season after a promising initial campaign and a run on the Flat three weeks ago will have put him straight. Tijori finished third at Bangor on his only start over hurdles in November and won twice on the Flat here during the summer. Minellaforlunch has been a bit unlucky in-running on his last two starts and should do better but CREEPY, who has competed at a much higher level including Grade 2's and was runner-up in a Cheltenham handicap last time, looks the one to be on.
Creepy (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Prominent on outside, challenged 2 out, led before last, soon headed, stayed on flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 17, 4l behind Party Rock (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Cute Court (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not always fluent, hampered 8th, no impression 3 out, plugged on into modest 3rd after 2 out, dropped to 4th flat, 4th of 8, 33l behind No Loose Change (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Daizy (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along and some headway on outside 8f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Joanne One (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) In rear, not fluent, struggling 6th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Tribal Dance (10-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Exemplary 6-4fav (11-0) Held up in touch, went 3rd going well 3 out, ridden next, no impression, 3rd and one pace before last, 3rd of 11, 13l behind Drop Out Joe (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Filatore (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 13, 9l behind Eshtyaaq (8-11) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep (flat).
Flexi Time (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division, in rear 3rd, ridden 5th, behind next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Kusadasi (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Gassin Golf 5-2 (11-0) Held up in 6th and keen hold, headway in 4th 2 out, 2nd entering straight, ridden to challenge before last, narrow lead approaching last but slightly slower jump and headed flight, 2nd and kept on run-in, not match winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Dalasiri (11-7) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl sft in Apr.
Josie's Dream (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up behind in touch, outpaced after 3 out, weakened after next, 4th of 6, well behind Call Back (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in Jun '12.
Minellaforlunch (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 5 out, weakened before last, 5th of 13, 16l behind Up For An Oscar (10-9) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Peter Muck 40-1 (10-12) Held up, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by War Party (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Aug '09, 10 ran.
Splash of Ginge 8-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, not fluent, mistake 7th, lost 2nd 4 out, weakening when bumped by rival after next, 4th of 5, 40l behind Clondaw Draft (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Tijori (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 6th, chased leaders under pressure after 3 out, effort on inside next, ridden to chase leading pair between last 2, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Drum Valley (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Cash For Steel (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders on outside, weakened 6f out, 10th of 13, 35l behind Mrs Jordan (10-7) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Maxi's Lady (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Towards rear, bumped slightly 3rd and reminder, never a factor, 14th of 18, well behind Best Value (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Two Shades Of Blue 100-1 (10-0) Held up behind, mistake 4th, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Koultas King (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.