Lucky Sun was beaten in a seller here last month but this isn't much better. Bumper winner My Lad Percy has shown little over hurdles so far but could find significant improvement now going handicapping, a remark that also applies to OLD PALS ACT. Jonjo O'Neill's five-year-old has been quite highly tried over timber so far and can take advantage of this drop in grade. What A Good Night was sent off favourite for a handicap at Stratford last month but failed to shine and looks one to be wary of now.
Old Pals Act (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Led until after 1st, chased winner until 3rd, prominent until weakened soon after 3 out, 8th of 18, 49l behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
My Lad Percy 80-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, jumped left 3rd, lost 2nd after 6th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Return Spring (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Cawdor House Bert 66-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, no impression when jumped right 2 out, 6th of 10, 17l behind Faha (10-5) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in May '12.
Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Still Believing (9-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Mac Beattie 9-1 (11-3) Mid-division, not fluent 9th, some headway before 3 out, soon no impression, 11th of 13, well behind Ocean du Moulin (10-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 4 out, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 11l behind Lauberhorn (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
What A Good Night (IRE) 4-1fav (11-11) Held up towards rear on inside, outpaced 2 out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 6th of 11, 13l behind Zelos Diktator (10-8) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Lucky Sun 7-1 (11-1) Led, mistake 2nd, narrowly headed 3rd, pressed leader, led again 4 out, ridden and headed 3 out, lost 2nd and mistake 2 out, soon struggling, 3rd of 5, 20l behind In The Post (10-9) at Ffos Las 3m sell (5) sft in Apr.
Maggie Aron 16-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, ridden next, 4th and beaten last, no extra, 4th of 10, 15l behind Porgy (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.