Winning point-to-pointer ALLOW DALLOW encountered heavy ground for the first time at Uttoxeter and was caught in the shadow of the post by the favourite Wuff with the remainder well beaten. This looks a good opportunity to go one better. Major Milborne has to be a threat as he found the minimum trip too short at Towcester after a better run over 2m4f on testing ground at Lingfield. Both Kudu Shine and Letmespeak arrive with winning form in point-to-points and the former in particular could be useful while Royal Player has shown promise between the flags. Tinker Time has been disappointing so far over hurdles despite attracting support.
Allow Dallow (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Mid-division, tracked leaders after 4 out, challenged going well on outside 2 out, led narrowly approaching last, ridden flat, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Wuff (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Clovers Boy 200-1 (10-9) Chased leadrs, weakened 5th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by African Broadway (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan '12, 14 ran.
Genson 66-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, outpaced 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 39l behind Imagine The Chat (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Kudu Shine 5-4 (12-0) Hdwy 13; went 2nd 3 out; rdn to ld final 100yds, won at Eggesford 3m ptp gf in May beating Ann's Lottery (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Letmespeak (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) (cp) gd hdwy 4 out; kpt on wl flat; led cl home, won at Exmoor 3m ptp gf in Jun beating Tallanstown Boy (12-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Major Milborne 15-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, effort after 3 out, went 2nd between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression with winner, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Call The Cops (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Moorlands George 25-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 8f out, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 14, 17l behind Take A Bow (11-1) at Chepstow 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Pullmen 100-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, held up in rear, fell 3 out, in a race won by Irving (11-5) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gs in Nov, 7 ran.
Rafafie 66-1 (10-7) Not fluent 1st, always in rear, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Aubusson (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Romany Quest 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 14, 47l behind Fear Glic (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul '12.
Royal Player 4-1 (11-7) Mostly 2nd until 3rd bef 2out, went 2nd aftr 2out, 6l 2nd & no ex last until 3rd cl home, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Racing Pulse (11-7) at Ballindenisk 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Tinker Time (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Raced wide, tracked leading trio, went left 5th, headway on outside approaching 4 out, pushed along and outpaced soon after 3 out, rallied to 4th well before next, no impression when mistake and weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 19l behind Doing Fine (10-12) at Ascot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Crowcombe Park 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, ridden and behind 5th, tailed off and wandering into final 3, last of 11, well behind In By Midnight (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Just Fee 40-1 (10-10) Bumped 1st, chased winner, pushed along and lost 2nd before 3 out, chased leaders, mistake 3 out, mistake next and soon no extra, 5th of 14, 22l behind Blue Buttons (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Landulph Lass 100-1 (10-7) Stumbled 1st, in touch, weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 14, 39l behind Blue Buttons (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.