Fishoutofwater has disappointed recently but Plunkett has gone well here in the past, though was an early casualty over a slightly shorter trip at the track earlier this month. There is nothing in FRONTIER SPIRIT's pedigree to suggest he'll make a chaser but he'll have had plenty of schooling at Nigel Twiston-Davies' yard and is probably the one to beat if reproducing last year's hurdles form over the larger obstacles. The lightly-raced Good Order could also appreciate tackling fences for the first time and makes most appeal of the remainder.
Fishoutofwater (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Always in rear, not fluent 1st, behind 3rd, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Moon Over Miami (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft.
Plunkett (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Tracked winner 2nd until blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Made In Time (10-5) at Ffos Las 2m 3f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft, 5 ran.
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway 8th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, 4th of 13, 8l behind Western Bound (10-6) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Good Order 9-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4th, lost place 4 out, 7th of 16, 24l behind Prospect Wells (10-12) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Sir Bere (FR) 20-1 (11-8) Led until went left and narrowly headed 2nd, chased leader, slow jump 3rd, lost 2nd and weakened 3 out, last of 8, well behind Uffa Fox (10-4) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Oct '10.
Cypress Grove (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Towards rear, modest 8th before 4 out, closed into 5th 2 out, 5 lengths 4th when fell last, in a race won by The Donserelli (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 12 ran.