Lac Sacre won twice in minor company in France before joining Tony Carroll, who hasn't been able to work his magic on him though he's competed at a much higher level. PERSIAN HERALD can take this as he gained his first success over hurdles on his 16th start at Fakenham last month and was narrowly beaten when stepped up in trip at Stratford. A Little Bit Dusty hasn't shown much since joining Conor Dore but has a career strike-rate of 10-34 as though he's very moderate but knows how to battle. Eyeline has gone close to winning on a couple of occasions on the Flat but is still a maiden after 25 starts while I Told You So has been well beaten in two starts since joining Donald McCain from Ireland.
A Little Bit Dusty 33-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, outpaced 5th, stayed on approaching 2 out, never on terms, modest 4th, 4th of 7, 31l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-0) at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) gs.
Lac Sacre (FR) 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 16, 49l behind Magnifique Etoile (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.
Chankillo 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 16, 16l behind Bathwick Junior (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Persian Herald 3-1 (11-5) Led until 2nd, tracked leaders, outpaced 2 out, rallied before last, stayed on flat, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Stadium Of Light (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) sft in Oct.
I Told You So 25-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, under pressure 3 out, soon beaten, 5th of 8, 26l behind Mini Muck (10-10) at Bangor 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Makellys Blackpool 28-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, soon not much room, hampered and dropped to last, mistake 4th, well beaten before 2 out, 4th of 5, 27l behind Things Change (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Big John Cannon (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Soon in touch, pushed along 4th, lost place before next, remote 9th when mistake 6th, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Saint Jerome (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Eyeline 20-1 (10-0) In last trio, headway 5th, ridden 3 out, 4th and one pace next, weakened flat, 4th of 7, 14l behind Ballyglasheen (11-8) at Ludlow 2m 3yo clm hdl (4) gd in Oct.