Louxor Des Mottes and Stentorian were both well backed on their introduction to hurdles and are probably capable of better. The Right Time hinted at ability when fourth at Doncaster but this should chiefly concern TANGO DE JUILLEY and Vendor. The former has to concede weight all round but went down with all guns blazing when second to Ardlui over C&D 17 days ago whereas Alan King's charge was a beaten horse when falling in a Grade 1 at Auteuil last month. Venetia Williams' gelding has more scope and gets the vote.
Tango De Juilley (FR) 11-2 (11-5) Took keen hold, led, ridden after 2 out, headed flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Ardlui (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft.
Knox Overstreet 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, modest 5th when blundered 3 out, well behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Dark And Dangerous (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft, 10 ran.
Louxor Des Mottes (FR) 5-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader until 4th, in touch, ridden after 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 8l behind Unex Picasso (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Stentorian (IRE) 2-1fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway approaching 2 out where mistake, ran on flat, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Brilliant Barca (10-9) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Vendor (FR) 33-1 (10-5) in a race won by Esmondo (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f 3yo hdl Grd 1 (1) hvy in Nov, 11 ran.
The Right Time 25-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division and keen, pushed along 4 out, outpaced from next, kept on and no impression, 4th of 11, 17l behind Dubawi Dancer (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) gd.