From those with previous experience: SAINDOR caught the eye on debut at Aintree and is readily preferred ahead of Ackertac and Master Cardor Visa. Form the others: Everdon Book, who cost 15,000 euros, is out of a half-sister to Cooldine and is one of the more interesting debutants, while Dune Shine (like Dust In Time) has speed and stamina in the pedigree but will make limited appeal unless the betting market strongly suggests otherwise. Master Cador Visa has experience of the Irish point-to-point scene and wasn't knocked about when his chance had gone in an Ascot bumper three weeks ago. He is open to improvement and should be monitored closely in the betting, as should Ackertac, even though he appeared to lack a change of gear on his introduction at Worcester. However, this seem to revolve around how well Saindor has progressed since his introduction at Liverpool in October. Pyracantha, who was well down the field at Aintree, came out and won a similar race at Market Rasen at the weekend, so there are positives to take from the evidence available and, weak as it is, everything points towards a big run from Saindor.
Ackertac (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Prominent, beaten over 3f out, 5th of 13, 17l behind Dingat (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Driving Seat 100-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, raced keenly, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 35l behind Another Kate (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd.
Dune Shine Karinga Bay gelding out of Caipirinha.
Dust In Time 80-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and hampered approaching 5f out, soon weakened, 15th of 16, well behind Sherwani Wolf (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Everdon Brook (IRE) Laveron gelding out of Shean Rose.
Howlin At The Moon (FR) 16-1 (10-8) Tracked winner, weakened over 4f out, 5th of 13, 36l behind Horsford (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs.
Master Cardor Visa (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Mid-division, driven along 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 13, 22l behind Nodforms Violet (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gd in Oct.
Master Cospector 33-1 (10-11) Held up in touch and keen, lost place over 3f out, last of 5, well behind Hard Act (10-11) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft.
Saindor (FR) 33-1 (11-0) In touch, headway over 3f out, effort and every chance over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on, 3rd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Solway Sam (11-2) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in Oct.
Box Four Midnight Legend filly out of Coleham.
Marlbrook Fox Bob Back mare out of Leinthall Fox.