Sudden Wish could be improving and kept on well for pressure when third to Down Ace at Lingfield three weeks ago. The sharper track here might help while Java Rose won a 1m4f maiden on the Flat and has experience in bumpers. Her yard is still in good form but it will be disappointing if GREAT OAK can't overcome her penalty as she's already won three times over fences and once over hurdles. Her latest third to Mini Muck, who has won twice since, at Bangor was another decent effort. Resourceful Miss was placed twice on the Polytrack last month and has also made the frame in bumpers but she's been tailed off in both previous tries over hurdles.
Great Oak (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 4th until not fluent 5th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 31l behind Eastlake (11-8) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.
Frank N Fair 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, well beaten 3rd over 2f out until post, 4th of 8, 26l behind Larks Rising (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Java Rose 4-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4l behind On The Buckle (10-13) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gf in May.
Miss Biscotti 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, pushed along and struggling before 7th, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Keshi Pearl (10-12) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Resourceful Miss 50-1 (10-5) Held up, hit 4th, soon lost place, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Azure Fly (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and no impression between last 2, no extra and lost 2nd final 50 yards, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Down Ace (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.