OSCAR HILL was fifth in a Fairyhouse handicap on his latest start. He was only beaten four lengths, having been sent off favourite, and can get back to winning ways dropped in grade here. Right Stuff also has sights lowered but Kack Handed was beaten in a Hexham seller last time and Bin End was pulled up on his reappearance at Ludlow, though did win twice in this grade at that track in the spring. Nether Stream won a seller over C&D in August and Xenophon could figure but the others appear to have plenty to find.
Right Stuff (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 2 out until hit last and weakened flat, 5th of 7, 8l behind Charminster (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Top Society Girl (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Ap; wknd qckly app last, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Royal Russet (11-7) at Penshurst 3m ptp gf in Apr '10.
Aviso (GER) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, weakened before 13th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Very Stylish (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Oct, 10 ran.
Oscar Hill (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Soon disputed lead, clear of remainder, reduced lead 3 out, in front approaching straight, jumped left 2 out, soon headed and no impression, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 4l behind Acriveen (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 8Evens16 in Oct.
Fool's Wildcat (USA) 16-1 (11-1) Led until after 4 out, soon weakened, modest 5th, 5th of 7, well behind Nether Stream (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f sell (5) gf in Aug.
Bin End 11-1 (11-0) Went left and slowly away, in rear, hampered after 3rd, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Shabak Hom (10-8) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 15 ran.
Majestic Bull (USA) 16-1 (10-4) Towards rear, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 15, 38l behind Kayfrou (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Blue Cossack (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Mistake 1st, held up in rear, under pressure halfway, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Nether Stream (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m 4f sell (5) gf in Aug, 7 ran.
Hawridge King 8-1 (10-11) In rear when mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Capitana (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Jul '07, 14 ran.
Kack Handed 15-2 (11-4) Led, hard driven after 2 out, headed after last, soon rallied, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Ockey De Neulliac (10-9) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Lordship (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened well before 3 out, 7th of 13, well behind Silver Gypsy (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '10.
Nether Stream (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Settled in rear but in touch, headway before 3 out, chasing leader when mistake 2 out, ran on to lead closing stages, all out, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f sell (5) gf in Aug beating Stage Acclaim (10-10) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Xenophon 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division on outside, headway and in touch 4th, lost place after 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, 43l behind Tarkari (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jul.
Adorabella (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden after 6th, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 46l behind Sporting Boy (11-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Simplified 50-1 (10-0) Held up in last trio, pushed along after 5th, well beaten 3 out, 7th of 8, 42l behind Tower (10-7) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.