Ulis De Vassy had an entry at Chepstow yesterday and may find this trip too sharp this season, though Tarkari will ensure there is no hanging about here. One Term is on a four-timer after three wins in novice company but was beaten fair and square by CHARM SCHOOL over this C&D in January on similar going. Evan Williams' charge hasn't been seen since disappointing in the Swinton Hurdle at Haydock in May but was due a rest and should take all the beating here if fully refreshed as Adam Wedge takes off a valuable 3lb. Ahyaknowyerself came back to form at Sedgefield earlier this month but this looks a lot more competitive and Taste The Wine may find a few of these too good.
Chesil Beach Boy 25-1 (10-3) In rear, headway on inner before 2 out, kept on flat, 5th of 24, 11l behind Paintball (10-7) at Sandown 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) gs in Mar.
One Term (IRE) 4-6fav (11-12) Made all, not fluent 1st, clear approaching last, pushed out, won at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep beating Good Boy Jackson (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Charm School 8-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, lost place after 5th, 10th of 19, 20l behind Red Merlin (11-3) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in May.
Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Made all, soon clear, hit 3 out, not fluent last, ridden flat, kept on well, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Jameel (10-12) by 11l, 11 ran.
Wester Ross (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) In rear when fell 9th, in a race won by Plunkett (10-7) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gf in May, 10 ran.
Tarkari (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 23l behind With Grace (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 3f beg chs (4) gs in Aug.
Adelar (GER) 8-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, not clear run apprroaching 2 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 27l behind Hi Note (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Sep.
Ulis De Vassy (FR) 11-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 3rd, led before 2 out, ridden before last, hung right run-in, driven out, won at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) hvy in Dec beating Mentalist (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 7-2fav (11-0) Towards rear, blundered and dropped to last 5th, not recover, tailed off, 7th of 10, 27l behind Ugo (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.