Even If has proved largely disappointing and it would be no surprise if Join The Clan proved the pick of Jonjo O'Neill's pair under 5lb claimer Maurice Linehan. Little Pop won at Uttoxeter before being outclassed at Cheltenham but Nesterenko looks one of his yard's lesser lights and Rock A Doodle Doo has been done no favours by the handicapper. FIGARO was probably flattered by his run behind Captain Cutter at Market Rasen but had shown promise at Musselburgh earlier and can get off the mark in this as Dewala looks as though she'd benefit from a more searching test of stamina.
Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent, lost place before 3rd, headway on outside after 6th, challenged 3 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, mistake last, lost 2 places and no extra, 4th of 10, 7l behind Gone Too Far (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Little Pop 12-1 (11-2) Led, headed when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 17th of 19, well behind Quick Jack (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Nesterenko (GER) 4-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pushed along after 5th, in 6th place 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 14, 14l behind Electrolyser (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Ballyhooley Boy (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Stood at start for 20 seconds before getting going, held up in rear, headway 2 out, no impression last, went 4th flat, never near leaders, 4th of 9, 14l behind Ballyalton (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd.
Join The Clan (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out and in 4th, weakened after last, 5th of 14, 16l behind Electrolyser (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Figaro 4-1 (10-9) Led until 5th, led again next, hit 3 out, strongly challenged when mistake next, headed after last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Captain Cutter (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Even If 7-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outside, in touch 4th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 10, 28l behind Beau Lake (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Sleeping City (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Took keen hold early and held up in rear, modest 5th between last 2, hit last, 5th of 9, 19l behind Jumps Road (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Stood at start for 20 seconds before getting going, tracked leaders, took keen hold, led after 2nd, wandered into 3rd and 4th, mistake 5th, soon headed, weakened 2 out, 6th of 9, 26l behind Ballyalton (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd.
Dewala 11-4 (10-12) Led until 2nd, ridden 3 out, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Koolala (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Pinotage 12-1 (11-3) In touch, ridden and weakened 3 out, 6th of 8, 20l behind King Zeal (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Seaside Rock (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up behind in touch, tracked leaders 4 out, not fluent next, one pace when switched inside between last 2, no impression flat, 4th of 6, 6l behind Ivanhoe (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) hvy.