POOLE MASTER won a bumper at Uttoxeter in 2010 and suffered a knee injury after a promising debut over hurdles at Newbury. He reappeared with a convincing success back at Uttoxeter despite showing signs of inexperience and can defy his penalty. Royal Commission has also been in action in bumpers at Uttoxeter and did well to get within a couple of lengths of Rugged Jack last month. He should make a hurdler and rates a threat while Morar, a decent stayer on the Flat who won on soft ground here in August, ran well for a long way on her debut over timber over the C&D a fortnight ago. Petit Ecuyer ran a shocker in very heavy ground on that same card but had shown decent form previously and the run should be ignored.
Poole Master 11-8fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, led when not fluent 3 out, clear approaching last, ran on, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov beating Jackson Cage (10-9) by 5l, 16 ran.
Bernie's Weapon 200-1 (11-0) Led until 3rd, lost place approaching 6th, behind before next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Buddy Bolero (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec, 15 ran.
Catch That (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Close up, jumped right 1st, weakened before 3 out, 10th of 11, well behind Gores Island (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Dec.
Champion Versions (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Behind, went right and mistake 3rd, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Ashbrittle (11-2) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 4-1 (11-0) Raced on inside, took keen hold, tracked leading pair until 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 5, 50l behind Grafite (11-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Robby Bobby 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 28l behind Jamarjo (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec (flat).
Royal Commission (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Mid-division on outside, headway 7f out, carried wide over 4f out, stayed on from over 1f out to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Rugged Jack (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Sharakti (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Stumbled 1st, always behind, reminder after 3rd, never in contention, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Ashbrittle (11-2) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up in touch in 4th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 9, 41l behind Getting Ready (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Val Mondo (GER) 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway well before 3 out, 4th and beaten when bad mistake 2 out, weakened, 10th of 15, well behind Zahirah Moon (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Wily Fox 12-1 (11-0) Led, headed approaching when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, moderate 4th, 4th of 8, 47l behind San Telm (11-5) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Fair Breeze 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, lost place before halfway, headway and switched left over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 14, 7l behind Whodunit (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec (flat).
Morar 25-1 (10-12) Raced in 6th in mid-division, headway to 4th after 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, mistake 2 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 13, 28l behind Ashbrittle (11-2) at Lingfield 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.