Be All Man was bought for £24,000 after landing a Sligo bumper in May and returned to action with a fine run in an Ascot bumper before scoring at Warwick. He's yet to encounter testing conditions but should have no problems though he doesn't have an orthodox National Hunt pedigree. Dance Tempo, a winner on the Flat for Hughie Morrison, made a very promising hurdles debut behind subsequent winners Broadbackbob and Cinders And Ashes at Ascot and will almost certainly improve for the run. He'll be a big threat to all but JOSEPH LISTER just gets the vote as he made the potentially useful Ohio Gold pull out all the stops on his most recent start at Folkestone and won on soft ground on the Flat. Irish imports Headly's Bridge and Major Bellamy are worth noting on their returns from absences.
Be All Man (IRE) 85-40 (11-2) Always prominent, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, held on, won at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec beating Talkonthestreet (11-2) by hd, 19 ran.
Dance Tempo 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden and kept on same pace last, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Broadbackbob (11-0) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Dinner Guest 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and struggling 7f out, sone late headway, 10th of 19, 43l behind Be All Man (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Dynamic Idol (USA) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division on outside, took keen hold, mistake 2nd, hit 7th, 7th when mistake 2 out, never on terms, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 15, 42l behind Double Ross (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Headly's Bridge (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Close up in 2nd, led narrowly after 3 out, ridden and strongly pressed from 2 out, headed after last, one pace, 3rd of 15, 3l behind The Hamptons (11-12) at Ballinrobe 2m mdn hdl in Sep '10.
Joseph Lister 13-2 (10-2) Prominent in 4th in chasing group, closed 5th, challenged 3 out, chased winner from next, every chance until ridden and held last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Ohio Gold (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Major Bellamy (GER) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden 3f out, no extra in 4th 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 17l behind Double Double (10-12) at Naas 2m 4yo nhf in Mar '10.
Midnight Gamble 50-1 (10-9) Mid-division, reminders after 6th, soon struggling, behind from next, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Lets Get Serious (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Quayside Court (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Held up, behind 4th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Elton Fox (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Robougg (IRE) 300-1 (10-5) Behind, reminder after 5th, lost touch next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Hit The Headlines (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 16 ran.
Rowlestone Lad 50-1 (10-12) Behind, under pressure before 7th, weakened next, 7th of 10, well behind Big Occasion (10-12) at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Sam Hall (FR) 80-1 (10-12) Soon last, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 7th, lost touch from next, tailed off 11th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Manger Hanagment (11-5) at Hereford 2m 5f nov chs (4) gd in Aug, 5 ran.
Tycoons Reflection (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, soon challenged, kept on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Ebanour (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Daddy'slittlegirl 100-1 (10-9) Chased leaders until weakened after 3rd, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Tempest River (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Iconic Rose 150-1 (10-7) Towards rear, struggling 4th, kept on from 2 out, never near leaders, 9th of 14, 23l behind Close House (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Sunley Surprise 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, behind 5th, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Brilliant Barca (10-9) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Dec.