A chance is taken that KUSADASI can build on his second at Uttoxeter last time. That was his best run off the year so far and David Pipe's charge finally looks set to make the most of his tumble down the weights. Quapriland scored over fences at Folkestone on his return to action and is not easily dismissed on only his fourth start over hurdles while Prince Pippin and Lucky Prince could both figure on their latest placed efforts. Me Fein has been in decent form in lesser company but needs more to get involved in this.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Held up in touch on inner, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Freddy's Star (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, reminders before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 21l behind Dormouse (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Kusadasi (IRE) 7-2fav (10-6) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed before last, kept on, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Bathwick Brave (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Lucky Prince 14-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 3rd before 2 out, stayed on to 2nd between last 2, no chance with winner when hit last, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Majestic Bull (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) hvy.
Lauberhorn 40-1 (11-6) Mid-division, jumped slowly and lost place 6th, behind when hampered 3 out, 12th of 16, 38l behind Murfreesboro (9-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Samingarry (FR) 200-1 (10-9) In rear, reminders after 7th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 9, 37l behind The Romford Pele (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Old Magic (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) Chased leaders, headway to lead before 3rd, headed after 6th, chased leaders until pushed along before 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Aureate (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Quapriland (FR) Evensfav (10-11) Chased leading pair, not fluent 1st, went 2nd 3 out, led before 2 out, in command when went right last, wandered under pressure flat, kept on well, won at Folkestone 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd beating Sawago (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Me Fein 5-2fav (10-0) Prominent, every chance 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bosamcliff (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Sommersturm (GER) 2-1fav (10-6) Always prominent on outside, disputed 2nd when fell 3 out, in a race won by Tickatack (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan, 15 ran.