ERICHT has proved a trifle disappointing over hurdles, despite winning at Fakenham on his penultimate start. But he won a Grade 2 bumper at Newbury a couple of years ago before finishing sixth at the Cheltenham Festival and is unlikely to be fazed by a switch back to this sphere. He should have too much class for these, though possibly lacks the scope of the likes of Sky Watch, Stage King and Feast Of Fire. King Spirit won a Huntingdon bumper in November and looks best of the rest ahead of Mixologist and the mare Miss Mayfair.
Catch The Rhythm (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) In touch, plugged on same pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 9l behind Even If (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Conigre 8-1 (11-6) Towards rear, ridden and outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Dr Thistle (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 7f out, ridden 4f out, soon beaten, 10th of 15, 26l behind Cabaret Girl (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Ericht (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th, lost place when not fluent 6th, weakened well before 3 out, 7th of 12, 39l behind Chiberta King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 15, 25l behind Cabaret Girl (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft.
King Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Led, not fluent 6th, headed narrowly when hit 2 out, every chance when not fluent last, no extra flat, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Kilmurvy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Mixologist 13-8fav (11-2) Held up in touch and keen, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Fountains Mary (10-6) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Orsm 50-1 (10-11) Held up in rear and in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and faded over 1f out, last of 5, 18l behind Pure Style (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Dec.
Proper Villan (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 36l behind Royal Guardsman (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Apr '11.
Rydon Pynes 16-1 (10-7) Held up behind in touch, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Ballybough Pat (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gd in Mar.
Sky Watch (IRE) 5-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, headway 7th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, 50l behind Le Bec (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Stage King 11-4fav (12-0) Waited with, closed to track leaders before straight, 3rd from 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace under pressure from 1f out, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Moscow Chief (12-0) at Tipperary 2m 4f N H flat hvy in Oct.
Supermightyfine 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 16, 26l behind Dance Of Time (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Kayflin (FR) 33-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, good headway 6th, chased leaders next, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Too Generous (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Miss Mayfair (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Salbatore (10-11) at Towcester 1m 5f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Hell Hath No Fury 5-1 (10-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lurcher (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 4yo n h flat (6) std.