THEATRELANDS won twice over hurdles in October and should make a winning start over the larger obstacles if his jumping is up to scratch. Minkie Moon has yet to show much in the way of ability so the danger is probably Peter Bowen's recent acquisition Double Double, who won a maiden hurdle at Gowran when last racing under NH Rules and has been in action on the Flat this year.
Double Double (FR) 2-1fav (11-12) Waited with, soon well off the pace in mid-division, not fluent 5 out, moderate 6th next, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 16l behind Prince Of Fire (11-12) at Down Royal 2m hdl gs in Aug '12.
Minkie Moon (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off before 4 out, pulled up, in a race won by Loose Preformer (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 11 ran.
Theatrelands 11-4 (11-9) Held up in touch, ridden after 3 out, beaten next, weakened flat, 5th of 7, 9l behind Bernardelli (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m (4) sft in Nov.