Lots of exposed runners in this handicap hurdle and the suggestion here is ALTO STRATUS to get the better of Supreme Team. The selection is a rare visitor to the track for trainer Alan Swinbank and has some decent form in context. Cut in the ground and a test of stamina suit him and he reverts to hurdles after falling when still travelling well at Carlisle last time. Still a novice over hurdles and from a 6lb lower mark he can take advantage here. Supreme Team did not find a huge amount when challenged by the winner over this trip at Huntingdon last time but he did run a decent race nonetheless and in spite of top weight he is entitled to get involved again here. Ring Bo Ree makes his seasonal debut in this handicap and represents a yard going very well. Sure to have been well schooled again, he has a handy enough mark and a win wouldn't be a great surprise. Nearly A Breeze won an Exeter selling handicap hurdle on his latest start but has a bit more to prove at this level, while if he takes his chance, Friday's Hexham winner Boysterous would have to be taken seriously given the manner of that success. He should go close again here, but he may have to give best to Alto Stratus.
Supreme Team (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, not fluent 6th, headway after 7th, hit 9th, every chance 3 out, not fluent 2 out, beaten approaching last, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Orchard House (10-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Oct.
You Know Bridie (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Held up, soon tracking leaders, ridden when hampered 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, well behind Wheres Johnny (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Low Delta (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, detached approaching 11th, never on terms, 6th of 11, 25l behind Loom (10-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sept.
Nearly A Breeze 16-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, led approaching 3 out, soon ridden and hung left, mistake last, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct beating Decree Nisi (11-12) by 3l, 14 ran.
Benedict Bay 14-1 (10-6) Prominent, ridden and weakened 3 out, 10th of 21, well behind Bally Conn (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Oct.
Riccardo (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, reminders 6th, soon lost place and pulled up 2 out in race won by Thursday's Knight (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs, 10 ran.
Alto Stratus 4-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway halfway when fell at the 9th in race won by Toy Gun (10-10) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct, 9 ran.
Tudor Buck (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Led, headed 4 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 35l behind Lady Sambury (9-13) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in May.
Overton Lad 33-1 (10-12) In touch, not fluent 5th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 10, well behind Kilbeggan Blade (10-9) at Towcester 3m nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Acosta 100-1 (10-6) Chased leader, led and hit 7th, in lead when fell 4 out in race won by Bally Conn (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Oct, 21 ran.
Boysterous (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Mid-division, pushed along after 7th, headway 10th, slightly outpaced approaching 2 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 15, 7l behind Rival Bidder (10-13) at Southwell 3m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Ring Bo Ree (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, mistake 4th, no impression, 11th of 16, well behind Cruchain (11-4) at Ludlow 2m nh mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Jimmy Bedney (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Led and jumped slightly left throughout, ridden when headed approaching 2 out, faded, 5th of 16, 15l behind Native City (11-7) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Lord Nellsson 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, weakened 7th, behind when pulled up 3 out in race won by Three Lions (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gf in Sept, 13 ran.
Little Shilling (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Soon tracking leaders, led 3rd, hit 5th, headed 5 out, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 10, 23l behind Watch Out (10-1) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Per Amore (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Mid-division, lost place before 7th, soon tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Ours (12-1) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs.
Mobasher (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, was behind, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Orchard House (10-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Oct.
Man of The Moment 66-1 (11-0) Led until 2nd, soon in rear, tailed off from 6th, 11th of 16, well behind Pride of Dulcote (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.