Ambion Wood made a couple of costly errors when beaten at odds-on at Fontwell on his hurdling debut. He'll know more today and looks the pick of those with experience but David Pipe's bumper winner CLOSE HOUSE is narrowly preferred today. He turned in a cracking effort when second to Montbazon in a valuable NH Flat race at Doncaster in March and that race has already produced several hurdles winners. Greywell Boy was well behind in that contest but has already finished third in a couple of starts over hurdles and should be thereabouts again, while Rasharrow's half-brother Milagros is worth noting for future reference.
All For Eve 200-1 (10-12) Always in rear, ridden 4th, behind 6th, tailed off, finished in own time, last of 6, well behind Timesawastin (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Ambion Wood (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased clear pair from 4th, hit 5th, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Fox Appeal (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Carheney River (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Ld early, 3rd to 4out, sn up to hold 3rd, wknd to 6th 2out, pu bef last, in a race won by New Level (12-0) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gf in May, 8 ran.
Close House 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led halfway, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on, 2nd of 18, 3 1/2l behind Montbazon (10-8) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (2) gd in Mar.
Fitobust (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until blundered 5th, lost place next, behind 9th, went remote 4th from 2 out, 4th of 8, 25l behind Flemi Two Toes (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened 6th, soon beaten, 9th of 14, well behind Mister Dillon (10-5) at Lingfield 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Nov.
Greywell Boy 7-2 (10-12) Chased leader until 4th, stayed in 3rd, went 2nd again briefly on long run to 3 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd and no further impression, 3rd of 15, 13l behind Knight Pass (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Medic Man (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, last and struggling 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 15, 31l behind Knight Pass (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Milarrow (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Disputed 2nd, driven and lost place 4f out, soon no impression, 6th of 17, 24l behind Claret Cloak (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Moorland Sunset 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place after 4th, hampered 6th, struggling 3 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 6th of 12, 28l behind Arab League (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Nov.
Reste Gosse (FR) (10-1) won at Le Roche-Posay(FR) 1m 4f mdn nhf gd in Jul '09, 8 ran.
Seventh Hussar 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3 out, behind from next, 15th of 16, 35l behind Eastlake (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Si Bien (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, closed 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 9, 37l behind Sweet World (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Bathwick Junior 16-1 (10-2) Prominent, took keen hold, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 14, 26l behind Scholastica (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.