Getaway Driver was entered in a chase at Hereford yesterday but would have to go on the short-list if coming here instead while it's difficult to fault the recent form of Rowlestone Lad. Winning pointer Caminero has been placed over hurdles at Sandown and Ffos Las but Hoare Abbey failed to build on his Southwell fifth next time and City Press has been rested since disappointing at Market Rasen at the start of December. SOHAPPYHARRY has his sights lowered a little and was in good form over this C&D on quicker ground in the autumn. He can recapture the winning thread today with Cydonia likely to prove best of the rest.
Rowlestone Lad 3-1 (10-12) Close up in 3rd, ridden and outpaced before 2 out, soon beaten, left 2nd last, 2nd of 4, 12l behind Outrageous Request (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Mar.
Caminero (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3 out until 2 out, soon ridden in 3rd, weakened before last, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Tell Me Y (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Sohappyharry 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, reminders after 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 48l behind Themilanhorse (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) gd in Mar.
Material Boy 5-1 (11-0) Led, joined 4 out, ridden and headed next, soon lost 2nd, weakened approaching next, 5th of 10, 21l behind Tell Me Y (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Hoare Abbey (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, ridden after 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Oscara Dara (11-1) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
City Press (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Led until 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 39l behind Crackentorp (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Cydonia (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) In touch, not fluent 3rd, headway to chase leaders 4 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 8, 20l behind Headly's Bridge (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Mac Beattie 9-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, mistake next, weakened approaching 9th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by What An Oscar (11-8) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan, 13 ran.
Getaway Driver (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased winner next, no impression last, swished tail flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Politelysed (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Keltic Crisis (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Towards rear, some progress on inside when hit 4 out, driven in modest 6th before 3 out, no chance when went left next, 6th of 13, 44l behind Poole Master (11-5) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.