SHUBAAT, twice a winner on decent ground on the Flat, couldn't handle heavy going and a much longer trip on his hurdling debut on this track and is expected to leave that form well behind. He can take this though May Be Some Time looks a threat as he won three races on the Flat and made a reasonable hurdling debut in a better race than this here in December. Winning point-to-pointer Speedy Tunes has shown nothing so far over hurdles though over much longer trips. Unex Modigliani disappointed on the level after a promising introduction for Michael Bell but his new handler will get the best out of him. Warrant Officer has shown signs of ability but his jumping has let him down while Classic Rally broke a blood vessel on his hurdling debut at Newcastle though ran well for a long way at Sedgefield last month.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, under pressure over 4f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 39l behind Flash Crash (10-9) at Southwell 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan (flat).
Classic Rally (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 6, 22l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (12-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Eastern Witness (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in mid-division, lost place and pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Monkey Kingdom (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Jackthejourneyman (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, hampered and lost place 4f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 49l behind Regal Diamond (11-9) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in May.
May Be Some Time 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 2 out, chased leaders approaching last, never on terms, 6th of 16, 8l behind Wadswick Court (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Royalracket (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Behind, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec, 22 ran.
Run Rabbit Run 7-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 13l behind Stagecoach Danman (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun '11 (flat).
Shubaat 7-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, mistake 5th, pushed along 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Carole's Destrier (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Speedy Tunes (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) In touch, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 10, 43l behind Sound Investment (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Unex Modigliani (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Close up, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 19l behind Mad Moose (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr (flat).
Veyranno (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 5th, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Anay Turge (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Flobury 150-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 44l behind Monbeg Theatre (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Ilewindelilah 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 4th of 7, 31l behind Miss Sassypants (10-3) at Stratford 2m mares n h flat (6) gf in Jul.
Offherocker 250-1 (10-1) Led, pulled hard, headed before 4th, remained prominent until weakened 3 out, 9th of 11, 40l behind Attwaal (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) sft.
The Selector 80-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, pushed along and losing place when not fluent 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Stand To Reason (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Dec.
Warrant Officer 14-1 (11-3) Raced wide, chased leaders, blundered badly all but fell and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Hold The Bucks (9-11) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb, 7 ran.