Richard Johnson was on board Orabora when he made a winning start to his hurdles career at Chepstow but switches here to KAP GUN and the hint should be taken. The latter gave notice of more to come when fifth in decent company at Wincanton and gets 7lb from his stablemate in this. Key To The West was second in a Uttoxeter bumper last month and should be monitored in the betting while The Italian Yob already has a third over C&D to his name and The Nephew started favourite in an Ascot bumper last time, though didn't find as much as expected off the bridle. The others have a bit to find.
Orabora 12-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, challenged 2 out, about 1 length 2nd when left in 3 lengths lead last, driven out, won at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov beating Roger Beantown (11-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Baron Sutton 200-1 (10-12) Pulled hard in rear, went left 2nd, mistake and reminders 5th, strugging in rear when pulled up after next, in a race won by Weekend Millionair (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Buckhorn Tom 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Sgt Reckless (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Crookshanks (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Ran green leaving start, held up in rear, headway over 7f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Whereveryougoigo (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gd in Sep '10.
Fix It Right (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, 2nd after 2out, dropped to 4th and no extra on run-in, 4th of 14, 17l behind Up And Go (10-11) at Lemonfield 2m ire ptp hvy in Mar.
Follow The Master 200-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, weakened over 5f out, tailed off, 9th of 14, 34l behind Three Old Amigos (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Kap Gun (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 6th, ridden 2 out, 5th and beaten when impeded last, 5th of 14, 13l behind Kings Lad (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Nov.
Key To The West (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Led, pushed along over 2f out, soon headed, ridden inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Up And Go (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Pod 28-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 7th, weakened after next, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Young Hurricane (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs in Nov.
The Italian Yob (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Disputed lead, led narrowly before 3 out, ridden and headed between last 2, kept on same pace, well held flat, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
The Nephew (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out until inside final furlong, no chance with leaders, 4th of 8, 16l behind Fiddlers Bid (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Who Am I 66-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, mistake and well beaten 5th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind At Fishers Cross (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Crowcombe Park 28-1 (10-5) Chased leaders 12f, 8th of 11, 20l behind Polly Peachum (10-12) at Warwick 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gd in May.
Just Spot 150-1 (10-2) Mid-division, blundered 4th, mistake next, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Brick Red (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May, 17 ran.