Sealous Scout attempted to make all at Sedgefield and only faded close home so with that under his belt he looks certain to go well. Exitas is bred to be a staying chaser so this looks between the two previous winners. Oscar Hoof came here for his debut three weeks ago and started odds-on. His supporters had few anxious moments and he put daylight between himself and his rivals in the closing stages and will be very difficult to beat. CENTASIA was equally impressive at Wincanton in October when trained by Seamus Durack. David Pipe handled the runner-up that day and now has charge of the winner, who made an astonishing £155,000 at the Cheltenham sales the following month. In receipt of the mares' allowance she can get the better of her main rival and start to repay some of that outlay.
Oscar Hoof (IRE) 4-5fav (11-5) Held up in touch, took closer order over 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ludlow 1m 6f NH flat (5) sft beating Somerset Lias (11-5) by 12l, 13 ran.
Centasia 2-1fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 1f out, soon quickened clear, eased towards finish, won at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct beating Darcey Diva (10-2) by 6l, 12 ran.
Exitas (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Suntas.
Sealous Scout (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Led narrowly, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Enchanted Garden (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Wheelavim Beat All gelding out of Plus Tu Mets.
Dereks Red Ruby 25-1 (10-10) With leader until ridden 4f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 13, well behind Molly's A Diva (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m mrs N H flat (6) hvy.
Table Bluff (IRE) Indian Haven gelding out of Double Deal.