Pippa Greene was a decent handicapper on the Flat but has been a beaten favourite in his last three starts over hurdles and found one too good on every occasion. He may not be much in the way of value here after a lay-off. Slightly Tanned, third at Chepstow on his only start over timber, also returns from a lengthy absence so we'll take the pair on with MAHAYOGIN. Charlie Mann's gelding could improve for the fitting of blinkers and his best runs so far have come when there has been give in the ground. Clowance House has been chasing and has his first run for Barry Brennan today but Littledean Jimmy is a consistent sort, though his future probably lies in handicaps.
Clowance House 11-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, jumped slowly 2nd, soon lost place, hit 4th, behind when mistake 7th, went remote 4th last, 4th of 7, 32l behind Unforgettable (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Court Humour Joligeneration gelding out of Tudor Sunset.
Jojabean (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders and ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Population (10-9) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, good headway before 3 out, chased leaders before 2 out, went 2nd before last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Hindon Road (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Pale Rider (FR) 25-1 (11-3) Prominent, joined leaders 6th, every chance when blundered 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Time For Rupert (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Feb '09.
Pippa Greene 11-8fav (10-12) Led, mistake 2nd, ridden and headed approaching last, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Perpetually (11-5) at Haydock 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Slightly Tanned (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leader, challenged and upsides when hit 2 out, driven soon after, weakened before last, 3rd of 10, 15l behind Theatrical Star (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Yesyoucan (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden 3 out, soon beaten, 9th of 14, well behind Gibb River (11-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan '11.
Mahayogin (USA) 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leader until weakened before 2 out, 4th of 5, 31l behind Luggers Hall (10-10) at Kempton 2m Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (0-125) (4yo) (3) gd in Apr.
Charlies Lady 20-1 (10-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 17l behind Chilworth Screamer (10-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Kingsfold Flare 40-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, weakened 3 out, 8th of 17, 24l behind Heather Royal (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.