A MEDIA LUZ settled a lot better at Newbury last time than on her debut at Cheltenham and did well to get within five lengths of stablemate Grandouet, runner-up in a Grade 2 on his previous start. The third won by 10 lengths at Catterick on Thursday so the form looks solid and Nicky Henderson's filly can get off the mark here. Brampour won twice in a light campaign on the Flat and should be winning soon over hurdles - he was a better horse on the level in France than Kazzene. New Code won three times on the all-weather for Gary Moore and may be best of the rest as Huntingdon winner Jolly Roger faces a stiff task in the grade under his penalty.
Jolly Roger (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway when not fluent 4th, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, soon led, still pressed flat, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Akula (11-5) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Brampour (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) 2nd of 8, shd behind Le Larron (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 7f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in Aug (flat).
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up, ridden and struggling over 3f out, last of 6, 19l behind D'Urberville (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec (flat).
Finch Flyer (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Took keen hold, led until 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 9, well behind Zakeeta (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Kazzene (USA) (8-13) 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Permit (8-13) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 6f stk sft in Jun (flat).
Killusty Fancy (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mistake 1st, mid-division on inside, short lived effort approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, well behind Sam Winner (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 3yo hdl (2) gs in Dec.
Kuilsriver (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Led, headed over 4 out, edged right and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 16, 12l behind Keys (11-2) at Cheltenham 1m 6f 4yo NH flat (Listed) (1) gs.
New Code 10-11fav (9-13) Held up in 4th, headway over 3f out, chased winner 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Kitty Wells (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec (flat).
Aldorable 50-1 (8-9) Dwelt, keen in rear, not troubled leaders, 7th of 8, 13l behind Buona Sarah (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f app clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Nov (flat).
A Media Luz (FR) 7-1 (10-5) Held up last, steady headway 4 out, 5th before next, chased winner from 2 out, no impression, kept on flat, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Grandouet (11-8) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs in Dec.
Mavalenta (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 14l behind Albertus Pictor (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov (flat).
Wavertree Bounty 66-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, weakened ater next, 11th of 12, well behind Comedy Act (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Dec.