Population's run at Cheltenham in October was too bad to be true. He's been given plenty of time to get over those exertions but may need another run or two. MY TENT OR YOURS sets a very decent standard on his defeat of subsequent Challow Hurdle winner Taquin De Seul at Ascot and, though a little disappointing when beaten at Newbury subsequently, can bounce back here. God's Own won on his hurdling debut at Doncaster and still has scope while Tiny Tenor was a fair fourth at Taunton. Best Director, Jeano De Toulouse, Portway Flyer and Royal Guardsman are all worth watching for future reference.
My Tent Or Yours (IRE) 4-11fav (11-5) Took keen hold and patiently ridden towards rear, smooth headway approaching 2 out, chased leaders and went left last, stayed on to 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Chatterbox (11-0) at Newbury 2m hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
God's Own (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Held up mid-division and keen, headway before 4 out, led 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov beating Roman Flight (11-5) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Best Director (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, hit 3 out, driven along after 3 out, went modest 5th and slight stumble next, 5th of 18, 23l behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Calusa Comet (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Held up, steady headway 4f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 17l behind Urubu D'irlande (11-0) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden and weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 46l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Global Domination 100-1 (10-12) Led until 2nd, prominent, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 9, 36l behind Tealissio (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Tracked leader until approaching 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Hold Court (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Kap Gun (FR) 9-4 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 41l behind The Italian Yob (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Population 11-4fav (11-0) Held up in rear, behind when jumped right 4th, pulled up after, in a race won by Court Minstrel (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Portway Flyer (IRE) 11-4fav (10-13) Chased leaders, led on inside over 4f out, joined 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd and no chance with easy winner, weakened to 3rd well over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Cracking Man (10-13) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.
Reyno 28-1 (11-1) Led for about 4f, chased leader, led again over 4f out, headed over 3f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Red Devil Boys (11-1) at Doncaster 2m cond NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Royal Guardsman (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Towards rear, sone headway approaching 3 out, ridden in 5th when hit 2 out and hung left under pressure soon after, 5th of 12, 22l behind Uxizandre (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.
Teenage Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up in rear, under pressure 3 out, some headway when mistake next, kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 13l behind Goodtoknow (10-11) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Tiny Tenor (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Always prominent, mistake 3 out, led narrowly next, ridden and headed after last, no extra, 4th of 14, 6l behind Kilmurvy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.