Playhara will be fancied to make it third-time lucky over course and distance after a couple of seconds. But the filly, despite a decent pedigree, clearly isn't one of her stable's brightest prospects. The Milan gelding CON FORZA looks a likely sort and his stable have a good record here in bumpers. He can make a winning start with Dog Or Divorce another newcomer worth a second look and preferred to Worcester sixth Barton Antix and the more experienced Closest Friend.
Barton Antix 12-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 14, 33l behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.
Closest Friend 4-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway 8f out, outpaced by leaders over 3f out, well beaten 4th over 2f out, 4th of 8, 28l behind Fort Worth (11-4) at Huntingdon 1m 6f mdn NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Con Forza (IRE) Milan gelding out of Classic Track.
Subordinate (GER) Echo Of Light gelding out of Suborneuse.
Dog Or Divorce Midnight Legend filly out of Time For A Glass.
Howlin Moon Zamindar mare out of Steppin Out.
Playhara (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 4f out, every chance over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Plum Stone (10-12) at Lingfield 2m (6) std in Nov.