King Boru will almost certainly improve on his fifth at Huntingdon while it will be interesting to see if there is any market support for ex-pointer Exotic Friend. Jimmy Sewell was only beaten half-a-length by the gambled-on Lurcher over 1m5f here last month but BOBBYJACK's second to Koolala over track and trip looks the best form on offer and he is Choc Thornton's only booked ride. The Scorpion gelding can go one better today.
Bodega Grape Tree Road gelding out of Gurleigh.
Dudley Light 22-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 6f out, soon in rear and tailed off, last of 5, well behind Up And Go (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Exotic Friend (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid div, 9th halfway, prog to 5th 3out,wknd,ko onepcd, 4th of 15, 22l behind Mullaghanoe River (11-7) at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp gs in May.
John Gully (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up, headway to chase leaders halfway, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, 4th and one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 12l behind The Informant (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Kay Sera 4-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2f out, 7th of 13, 31l behind Kilmurvy (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
King Boru (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Behind, headway over 6f out, chased leaders over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 25l behind King Spirit (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Mixed Meaning (IRE) 200-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden 5f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Nevermindapete 16-1 (11-3) In touch, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 4f out, last of 6, well behind Vieux Lion Rouge (10-7) at Ffos Las 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Bobbyjack (IRE) 8-1 (10-7) Pulled hard and settled in mid-division, smooth headway on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Coffee King (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Lurcher (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 4yo n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Dan's Wee Man 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 6f out, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 7, 35l behind Comte D'anjou (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) hvy in Dec.
Jimmy Sewell (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up, headway on outside 4f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Lurcher (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 4yo n h flat (6) std in Jan.