The mare TOUBEERA has a lot of weight to carry but is probably still the form pick and more likely to see out this trip on the ground that Sky Watch, who gives the impression a return to 2m wouldn't be a bad thing. Howlongisafoot got a lot closer to Warden Hill at Doncaster than he did at Kempton and is going the right way while Kudu Shine wasn't disgraced behind Royal Player, due to run in the opener, over course and distance on his debut under Rules and looks the pick of the remainder.
Toubeera 1-2fav (11-12) Led, joined 2nd, led and disputed after, advantage after 3 out, in command from 2 out, pushed along and kept on strongly from last, won at Plumpton 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan beating Massannie (11-12) by 9l, 5 ran.
Baksheesh 100-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 4th, pushed along before 6th, well behind 3 out, 7th of 10, 36l behind All But Grey (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Dream Lucky 66-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 27l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Exmoor Challenge Thank Heavens gelding out of Bullys Maid.
Farasi Kubwa 25-1 (10-12) In rear, hit 7th, ridden when some headway 3 out, hit next, never on terms, 5th of 7, 41l behind Classic Move (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Here's Herbie 125-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 12, 34l behind Strollawaynow (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Howlongisafoot (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on outer before 7th, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Warden Hill (11-4) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Know More Oats (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) In touch, mistake 4th, mistake 5th, headway before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 13, 20l behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Kudu Shine 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 6l behind Royal Player (11-0) at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Moorlands George 40-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off before 5 out, 10th of 15, well behind Royal Player (11-0) at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Paddy The Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Lost plce 12; one pce 3 out, 4th of 9, 13l behind Divine Intavention (12-0) at Black Forest Club 3m ptp gs in Dec '12.
Pure Poteen (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in 4th, not fluent 1st, jumped slowly 7th, closed and pressed for 3rd next, pushed along after 10th, weakened 12th, last of 4, 50l behind Persian Snow (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.
Sky Watch (IRE) 6-4fav (10-12) Led, headed 3rd, ridden before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 13, 9l behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.