SEEBRIGHT is taken to continue his good progress after following up a bumper win with a victory at Wetherby on his hurdling debut. Victor Dartnall's charge has a penalty to defy, of course, which is something that has already proved beyond course winner Uncle Jimmy. Letmego has gone close in a couple of bumpers at this track and has his first start over timber but point-to-point winners Firey King and Beforeall have so far disappointed over hurdles. Ruby Kew makes a belated comeback and is worth noting for any support in the betting.
Seebright 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, led before last, kept on well, won at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft beating Big Society (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 18, 46l behind Oscara Dara (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Jan.
Beforeall (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, some progress approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 7th of 15, 37l behind Heronshaw (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Firey King (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in last, ridden after 7th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, dismounted, in a race won by Grouse Lodge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct, 5 ran.
Letemgo (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Led, pushed laong over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, rallied under pressure to 2nd and carried left final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind The Informant (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Perazzi George (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Chased leaders went 2nd approaching and mistake 5th, ridden and weakening when mistake 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Ericht (11-11) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 18 ran.
Royal Native (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) In touch on inside, blundered and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Minellahalfcentury (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) hvy, 8 ran.
Thefriendlygremlin 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, lost place halfway, 6th of 9, 46l behind Halo Moon (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Ruby Kew (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Led 3 til hdd & wknd 11; pu 13, in a race won by Harry's Farewell (12-0) at Cornwall Hunt 3m ptp gs in Dec, 10 ran.
Whatagoa (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Mid-division, in rear from 6th, soon tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 13 ran.