JUMP CITY ran the 147-rated Smad Place to just over two lengths on his hurdling debut at Wincanton in February. That was a cracking first effort by the French Flat winner and he can notch a quick double for the Nicholls team. Well Regarded made a successful start over hurdles at Fontwell last month and can carry his penalty into a place, while it would be no surprise to see a big run from Hollow Blue Sky with the Twiston-Davies stable in terrific form. Hayjack had some decent bumper form to his name last season and may prove the pick of the remainder, while newcomers Big Easy and My Mate Vinnie could be worth noting for future reference.
Well Regarded (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Chased leading pair, led soon after 2 out, in command when edged right flat, won at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating El Padrino (10-12) by 3l, 11 ran.
Big Easy (GER) (8-9) 98th of 20, 5l behind Le Bosphore (8-2) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f stk gd in May (flat).
Bubbly Bruce (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, headway and in touch 6th, effort and every chance on wide outside 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 13th of 16, 48l behind Global Power (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Gleann Eagas (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Towards rear, headway into mid-division 6f out, chased leaders on inside over 3f out, edged right and weakened 2f out, 8th of 16, 23l behind Cheltenian (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
Hayjack 7-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, chased winner 4f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, unable to make an impression, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Themilanhorse (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Hollow Blue Sky (FR) 5-1 (10-6) With leader and keen, led 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Ballyclough (10-4) at Haydock 2m nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Jump City (FR) 6-1 (10-13) In touch, headway to track leader when jumped right 2 out, every chance last, soon ridden, held flat, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Smad Place (11-0) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Latin Scholar (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 14th of 18, well behind Stagecoach Pearl (11-5) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Dec '09.
Mirific (FR) 6-1 (8-13) 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Therefore (8-13) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 2f stk gs in Jul '09 (flat).
My Mate Vinnie (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of A Rare One.
Rody (FR) 15-8fav (11-3) In touch, ridden and edged right 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 19l behind Eleven Fifty Nine (10-0) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun '10.
Sarenice (FR) (10-3) 3rd of 13, 11l behind Soir D'Estruval (10-3) at Vichy(FR) 2m 3f hdl gd in Aug '10.
Sharpshooter (IRE) Accordion gelding out of Full Of Surprises.
Champagne Rosie 22-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led over 5f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon lost place, no impression final 2f, 5th of 14, 21l behind Golden Gael (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Mabel Tasman 16-1 (10-3) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 20l behind Bobs Worth (10-13) at Kempton 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr '10.