Mosspark was second to Annacotty, who went on the score over hurdles and fences, in a point-to-point at Kirkistown a year ago and has obvious potential for Emma Lavelle. Ned Stark also showed promise between the flags while Beau De Tabel made his hurdling debut in a better race here last week, though jinked and unseated his rider at the first. Bumper winner Neville was third at Worcester last month but MINELLA FRIEND's close-up second to the latter's stablemate Horizontal Speed here three weeks ago is easily the best form on offer. The longer trip won't be a problem and Evan Williams' charge is the one to beat.
Ask The Boss 28-1 (11-0) Always in rear, lost touch after 7th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Kaki De La Pree (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Beau De Tabel (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Behind when mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Rydon Pynes (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gs, 12 ran.
Bonds Conquest 12-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, well beaten final 5f, 8th of 14, 42l behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.
Cadeau George 20-1 (11-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along and weakened over 4f out, 5th of 9, 26l behind Cogry (10-11) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Castarnie Alflora gelding out of Just Jenny.
Cool George 50-1 (10-9) With leaders, unseated rider when followed loose horse and veered badly left 7th, in a race won by Rydon Pynes (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gs, 12 ran.
Degenerate (FR) 28-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, headway before 2 out, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 14, 46l behind Andy Kelly (10-10) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Gentleman Jon 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 8th and ridden 3f out, soon well held, 8th of 18, 18l behind Carningli (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.
Gilanto (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Slowly away and reluctan early, behind, reminder after 1st, just about in touch 4th, slow and reminders again after 5th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 7, 47l behind Southfield Theatre (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Merchant Of Milan 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until after 5th, chased leaders until lost place after next, pushed along and struggling in 5th after 3 out, 5th of 7, 35l behind Southfield Theatre (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Minella Friend (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Took keen hold with leader, led 2nd until hit next, chased leader until before 3 out, rallied to 2nd at the last, kept on flat, always just held, 2nd of 15, 3/4l behind Horizontal Speed (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Mosspark (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Sn rr, rdn bef 2nd, cto 1/2 way, sow late, nrst at fin, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Annacotty (11-7) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov '12.
Ned Stark (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ww, gd prog to 4th 3out, eff aftr 2out, not go with wnr but kow, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Baby Grey (12-0) at Kirkistown 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Neville 13-8fav (11-0) Held up, mistake 3rd, not fluent 5th, headway before 6th, every chance 3 out until before last, no extra last, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Premier Portrait (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Sedgemoor Top Bid (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 16, well behind Benefits Well (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Shipton 66-1 (10-12) In rear, mistake 4th, mistake 6th, soon struggling, tailed off, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Flemenson (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Village Secret 200-1 (10-9) Led, headed after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Doctor Harper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs, 18 ran.