ELEVEN FIFTY NINE, who won a Listed bumper at Aintree last April, has been far from disgraced in a couple of runs over hurdles this season in decent company. She is likely to be a short price here to open her account over timber but is impossible to oppose. Ussee wasn't beaten far at Bangor on her hurdles bow and could be the one for forecast-backers as Amber Cloud was beaten a long way when second over 2m4f at Newcastle and St Gregory, third in a bumper at Carlisle on her racecourse debut, may need more time. Newcomer Katnapping has a nice pedigree and could make the frame if she's fully wound-up.
Amber Cloud 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, left poor 2nd 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 27l behind Little Glenshee (10-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Briery Vixen 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, under pressure approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 28l behind Doyly Carte (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Definite Ruby (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 8th, weakened 2 out, hit last, 9th of 12, 27l behind Dancingtilmidnight (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Detroit River 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leading pair, chased winner from 3rd, hit next, lost 2nd after 3 out, weakened and pulled up next, in a race won by Little Glenshee (11-2) at Kelso 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
Durdle Door 100-1 (10-4) Held up behind, good headway to lead after 4f, soon clear until quickly weakened and headed over 4f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Red Devil Boys (11-1) at Doncaster 2m cond NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Eleven Fifty Nine 9-2 (11-0) Led, mistake 5th, joined 3 out, headed next, kept on same pace, no impression with leading pair when lost 3rd after last, 4th of 6, 11l behind She Ranks Me (11-0) at Newbury 2m mares listed nov hdl (1) sft in Dec.
Hardwick Bay 150-1 (11-4) Mid-division, driven halfway, soon behind, tailed off 5f out, last of 11, well behind Ginger Fizz (11-4) at Southwell 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Jan '12.
Katnapping Sleeping Car mare out of Karolina.
Piece Of Magic 12-1 (10-9) Chased leaders until weakened quickly and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Detour Ahead (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 6 ran.
St Gregory (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Standintheband (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Ussee (FR) 25-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, blundered 5th, pushed along before 3 out, stayed on same pace in 4th from next, 4th of 18, 10l behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.