Focail Maith looks the best of those with hurdling experience but was tailed off in a handicap at Market Rasen last week and there are a few potentially decent recruits from the Flat lining up here. Fennell Bay won the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot in 2012 and last ran on the level off a mark of 92. But John Ferguson's classy novices often need a run and the booking of Jamie Moore for ROCKWEILLER catches the eye. This sharp track should suit Steve Gollings' entire and he's likely to start at a working man's price. Impertinent won over 1m4f on the Polytrack in October and is another to consider.
Cappielow Park 25-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up in touch, weakened before 2 out, (normal 3 out), 7th of 9, 24l behind White Diamond (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct (flat).
Focail Maith 9-1 (11-3) In touch, headway 6th, ridden 3 out, weakened next, last of 8, well behind Kilflora (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Ossie's Dancer 100-1 (9-11) Slowly away, behind, never on terms, tailed off, 7th of 11, 20l behind Freedom's Light (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov (flat).
Polstar (FR) (9-6) 10th of 11, 16l behind Zarakhova (8-7) at Mont De Marsan(FR) 1m 2f stk gs in Sep (flat).
Rockweiller 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 11th of 12, 6l behind I'm Harry (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct (flat).
Intent 16-1 (10-5) Pulled hard in touch, chased leader 4 out, left in lead next, ridden and headed after last, soon rallied, kept on well, 2nd of 15, shd behind Dante's Frolic (11-0) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Izza Diva 50-1 (10-6) Mid-division, weakened over 6f out, 8th of 9, well behind Oscar Hoof (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Secret Island 100-1 (10-7) In touch, dropped to rear 6th, detached, last of 8, well behind Dubawi Island (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Wrecking Ball (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Playing up in stalls, awkward leaving them, soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Artistical (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov (flat).
Impertinent 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct beating El Libertador (9-7) by hd, 16 ran (flat).