Get It On finished ahead of stablemate Sublime Talent here in November but there shouldn't be much between the pair on today's revised terms. O'Callaghan Strand still isn't firing on all cylinders and City Press was pulled up on his chasing bow while Last Shot is proving hard to win with. ROLL THE DICE impressed when beating the latter by seven lengths over C&D last month and, though raised 7lb since, could complete a quick double for Philip Hobbs and Tom O'Brien as Ceepeegee has been pulled up in two of his three starts this season.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Held up in last pair, not fluent 8th, soon went modest 4th, never on terms, 4th of 6, 14l behind Mentalist (10-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Get It On (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) Held up in last pair, headway 7th, went 3rd next, mistake 4 out, stayed on flat, never near front pair, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Mentalist (10-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 22-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, outpaced before 4 out, soon ridden, rallied to dispute 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Roll The Dice (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
City Press (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon pushed along, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 11, ns behind Representingceltic (10-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Dec.
Roll The Dice (IRE) 7-2fav (10-5) Tended to jump left, always prominent on outside, mistake 10th, led narrowly after 3 out, stayed on to go clear from last, won at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Last Shot (10-11) by 7l, 8 ran.
Last Shot (FR) 7-2fav (10-11) With leaders, effort 4 out, ridden and every chance next until one pace before last, no impression with winner when hard pressed for 2nd flat, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Roll The Dice (10-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Ceepeegee (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Prominent, pushed along & lost place 5out, weakened after next, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Monkerty Tunkerty (11-11) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.
Xenophon 20-1 (9-11) With leader until 7th, soon ridden, weakened 3 out, 5th of 10, 38l behind Marie Des Anges (10-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f beg chs (4) sft in Dec.