It could be a case of last man standing in this very ordinary seller. The trip has to be a concern for supporters of Leopard Hills, while NICKY NUTJOB seems better on a faster surface. James Banks' claim is a major plus, however, and he does have a bit form over this distance so gets a very tentative vote. Capellini, Hard To Tell and Kingston Tiger all sport headgear of some description for the first time but are clearly modest.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 11, 35l behind Home Run (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) sft.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 10-1 (9-10) In touch when blundered and unseated rider first, in a race won by The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 12 ran.
Capellini 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost touch with leading trio after 4th, weakened 3 out, no chance after, mistake and unseated rider last, in a race won by De La Bech (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 8 ran.
Hard To Tell (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Took keen hold in touch, lost pace 8th, tailed off 10th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Godsmejudge (11-1) at Folkestone 3m 1f beg chs (4) gd, 11 ran.
Kingston Tiger 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, hit 1st, headway 4th, jumped left and mistake next, mistake and weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Alfraamsey (11-5) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct '11.