Corridor Sun is given the vote to follow on form his recent Warwick victory at the expense of Double Dash and Just Beware. The selection landed a juvenile hurdle on the third time of asking last month and runs in his first handicap off a mark of 110. His stable have continued to produce winners throughout the winter months and with conditions in his favour he is the one horse in the race to stay on the right side of. Top weight Double Dash was a highly thought of bumper horse and was beaten by the highly thought of Phidippides on his hurdles debut at Ludlow. He was slightly disappointing at Towcester on his latest outing and with eleven stone twelve to catty here life will be tough. Just Beware is very consistent but also very frustrating in the fact that he rarely gets his head in front. His strike rate of two wins from sixty six runs speaks for itself, but that said he is sure to be picking up some place prize money along the way. Corredor Sun looks potentially well handicapped and is difficult to oppose.
Double Dash 5-2fav (10-9) Held up, tracked leaders 6th, went 2nd approaching 3 out, ridden next, weakening when blundered last, 3rd of 9, 23l behind Restless Harry (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) hvy in Nov.
Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 22-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, 10th of 15, 39l behind Rollwiththepunches (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.
Maggie Mathias (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Always prominent, hit 5th, led 7th, jumped left, hit last, edged left flat, driven out, won at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec '07 beating Jim Bobs Girl (10-5) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Just Beware 12-1 (9-9) Close-up in 5th, steady headway from 3 out, 2nd after 2 out, no chance with winner when ridden and hung left flat, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Spear Thistle (11-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Nov.
Corredor Sun (USA) 13-2 (10-12) With leader, ridden approaching 2 out, led soon after last, stayed on, won at Warwick 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) sft in Dec beating Screaming Brave (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Coeur Brule (FR) 16-1 (10-5) In touch, headway to lead 4th, headed 3 out, hit 2 out, weakened soon after, blundered last, tailed off, 4th of 11, 47l behind Orzare (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo nov hdl (3) hvy in Dec.