COUNT DANILO made his debut under Rules in a Listed bumper behind stablemate Red Sherlock. He never really featured but this is a massive drop in grade and he is David Pipe's only runner today. House Party has been placed in four of his five hurdle runs and is the only one of these to have earned a handicap rating. He makes more appeal than either hurdling debutant Saffron Wells or Tropical Sky.
Count Danilo (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 10f out, lost place over 4f out, 11th of 13, 42l behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m Listed NH flat (1) gd in Nov.
Houseparty 5-2 (11-2) Soon behind and ran in snatches, reminders after 3rd, headway to 3rd well before 2 out, soon driven and no impression, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Cut The Cards (11-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Saffron Wells (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) With leader, led over 7f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Lily Waugh (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Tropical Sky (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Behind, lost touch halfway, soon tailed off and unseated rider, in a race won by Long Lunch (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Sep, 10 ran.