BLUE HERON, a half-brother to a winning bumper, was only beaten half-a-length on his racecourse debut over course and distance last month and is likely to be a short price to go one better today. Game Dorabella has shown little so far so the danger will probably come from one of the newcomers. Paolozzi is by Oscar and half-brother to a winning chaser. He may need more time but Hannah Just Hannah has a bit of speed in her pedigree and could do better than Home For Tea and Hughesie on this occasion.
Blue Heron (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Bobble Boru (10-9) at Ludlow 1m 6f mdn NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Home For Tea Westerner gelding out of Wolnai.
Hughesie (IRE) Indian Danehill gelding out of Collatrim Choice.
Paolozzi (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Miss Eurolink.
Game Dorabella 100-1 (10-2) Green in mid-division, outpaced halfway, soon behind, 9th of 10, well behind Mountain King (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Hannah Just Hannah Proclamation filly out of Evaporate.