Long Wave has been eased in the weights but has got nowhere near in two starts over the larger obstacles so far. Flemi Two Toes, second over hurdles at Huntingdon earlier this month, also has much to prove on his efforts so far over fences but King Massini could be interesting as this winning pointer was only biding his time over hurdles last term. He may be the danger to WHAT A GOOD NIGHT, raised a massive 16lb after winning easily at Stratford but definitely capable of better. Genny Wren hinted at ability over hurdles and may also do better now tackling fences.
Wolf Hall (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Tracked leader, led 2nd until 5th, chased leader until 9th, soon lost place quickly, pulled up after next, in a race won by Cannon Fodder (10-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct, 9 ran.
What A Good Night (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, led 2 out, drew clear between last 2, unchallenged after, easily, won at Stratford 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Oct beating Artic Night (11-2) by 31l, 9 ran.
King Massini (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Mid-division, lost place before 5th, under pressure after next, rallied 2 out, stayed on to go 3rd after 2 out, not fluent last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.
Keltic Crisis (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up, headway from 8th, close 4th when mistake last, one pace flat, 5th of 10, 8l behind Wayward Glance (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep '12.
Long Wave (IRE) 3-1fav (11-11) Led, slow and headed 2nd, chased winner until 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 39l behind Suburban Bay (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft.
Flemi Two Toes (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 7th, ridden 4 out, stayed on to 2nd closing stages, never able to challenge, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Lookout Mountain (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Genny Wren 5-1 (11-11) Close up, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, well behind Absolute Shambles (10-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.