This looks a decent contest for the prize money as Cloud Creeper probably came up against a useful novice at Southwell on his reappearance and should be winning soon. Exeter third Junction Fourteen has plenty of scope while Unowhatimeanharry wasn't beaten far when third at Plumpton on his hurdles bow. GATE PLEASE was just touched off over this trip at Ffos Las. The winner doubled up at the same track next time while the third has also won since. AP McCoy should steer Rebecca Curtis' charge to a first success here, though an extra half-mile might be needed eventually. Curtain Razer and Horace look best of the rest.
Cloud Creeper (IRE) 3-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway to track leading pair 3 out, went 2nd before next, ridden and kept on approaching last, held flat, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Key To The West (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4yo nov stks (4) sft.
Curtain Razer (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) In rear, blundered badly and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Colebrooke (10-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f (3) hvy, 6 ran.
Gate Please (IRE) 15-8 (11-0) Disputed lead until led 4th, switched right before last, hard ridden flat, no extra and caught last strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Berea Boru (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Horace 6-1 (11-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led 3f out, mistake next, headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Tanerko Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct '12.
Junction Fourteen (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, went 3rd next, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Rydon Pynes (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gs.
Slaney Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, in rear and mistake 4th, struggling next, plugged on, 6th of 10, 22l behind Regal Encore (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Unowhatimeanharry 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, one pace and no impression on leading pair 2 out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Ashdown Lad (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Two Mile Bridge (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Held up behind, weakened from 4 out, 9th of 14, 26l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy.