Red Whisper's second at Towcester last month was his best effort so far while Bay Central would have a chance if translating his form over fences to the smaller obstacles. Willard stepped up on previous efforts when second at Warwick while Tackswop ran a lot better than her SP suggested she would at Uttoxeter earlier this month but Denis O'Regan's mount MR BACHSTER must be worth another chance in such a weak race, though a switch to fences in the near future is probably on the cards. Capricornus attracted massive support at Market Rasen on Friday bur ran poorly.
Ten Pole Tudor 8-1 (11-5) Held up in 7th, ridden after 4 out, struggling when blundered on outside 2 out, 5th of 9, 14l behind January (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun '11.
Cerca Trova (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, disputed lead from 2nd to 3rd, weakened from 4 out, 12th of 15, well behind Charleville (11-5) at Clonmel 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft.
Bay Central (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Raced keenly, led until blundered and headed 1st, mistake next, close up on outside, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 29l behind Shan Blue (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Mr Bachster (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Slight lead, already headed when jumped slowly 2 out and soon lost 2nd, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 15l behind Sir Roger (11-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Willard 7-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden before 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and always well held, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Oran Flyer (11-7) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.
Tackswop (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Led, soon clear, hit 3 out, ridden before last, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Smalib Monterg (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Capricornus (USA) 25-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 26l behind Arrow Barrow (11-2) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.
Weybridge Light 33-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 6th, weakened after 8th, behind when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Mtpockets (11-7) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Red Whisper 9-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 2nd last, kept on, always just held by winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Jawhary (11-3) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Mi Man Sam (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, well beaten after 5th, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Faha (10-5) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd in May.
The Lemonpie (GER) 11-2 (10-3) Mid-division, hit 4th, headway approaching 6th, not fluent next, chased winner before 4 out until before 2 out where mistake, weakened last, 5th of 11, 18l behind Orlittlebylittle (11-8) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Duneen Dream (USA) 100-1 (10-12) Led to 7th, soon weakened, 6th of 10, well behind Billy Merriott (10-9) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Give A Lot 40-1 (10-11) Always behind, 11th of 15, 47l behind Cresswell Bramble (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Chilworth Lass (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) With leader, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, 4th of 6, 36l behind Lindsay's Dream (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) sft.
Lord Wheathill 50-1 (10-2) Behind, pushed along 4 out, mistake next, soon beaten, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Agricultural (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 12 ran.
Misefi 50-1 (10-5) Unruly start, always in rear, 11th of 14, 41l behind Stravita (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.