Donald McCain has done well with ex-pointers in bumpers this season but Rifle Shot didn't show a great deal between the flags and probably isn't one of the stable stars. AMIFUNNYYET has already run well at Chepstow and Ascot and this represents a drop in class. Rebecca Curtis' Helissio gelding can make it third-time lucky here though it wouldn't be a surprise to see Charlie Longsdon's Wadswick Court show up well on his debut. Torgamah Lad is another newcomer worth a second look.
Amifunnyyet 5-1 (11-0) Pressed leader, led approaching final 3f, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and lost 2nd, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 14l behind Puffin Billy (11-7) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Bajardo (IRE) Jammaal gelding out of Bit Of Peace.
Crackerjack 100-1 (11-0) Always in rear, lost touch over 5f out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Urubu D'irlande (11-0) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Masefield Cacique gelding out of Becalmed.
Pylon D'or 33-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 49l behind Be Bop Boru (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) sft in Nov.
Rifle Shot (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 6out & mstk 5out, cl 4th aftr 5out, wknd bef 3out, 8th of 10, 22l behind Nordic Run (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Rode Runner Nomadic Way gelding out of Pacific Girl.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Pretty Native.
Signe D'estruval (FR) 12-1 (11-7) To & pu 3 out, in a race won by John Clayton (12-0) at Lower Machen 3m ptp gd in May '11, 14 ran.
Torgamah Lad (IRE) High-rise gelding out of Brook Forte.
Wadswick Court (IRE) Court Cave gelding out of Tarasandy.
Welcome Shout 80-1 (11-2) In rear, behind final 7f, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Big Casino (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Daphnes Daughter Helissio mare out of Little Daphne.
Miss Tilly Dove 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on inside, challenged 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 14, well behind Cevaro (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov.
Two Shades Of Blue 33-1 (10-7) In rear, struggling 6f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 43l behind Cevaro (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov.