LAMB OR COD won a competitive novices' handicap at Cheltenham in April and followed up by a distance at Fakenham. A hat-trick beckons for Philip Hobbs' gelding, who looks one to follow. The mare Luci Di Mezzanotte is also improving, however, and easily won a slowly-run race over 2m6f here last time. She should chase home the selection as Abbeygrey didn't shown much over hurdles after winning an Irish point-to-point at the end of 2013.
Lamb Or Cod (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Made all, clear before 3rd, not fluent 8th or 9th, 4 lengths ahead when left well clear from 13th, unchallenged, won at Fakenham 3m nov chs (3) gd in May beating Next Exit (10-7) by well, 5 ran.
Abbeygrey (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always behind, 4th of 7, 34l behind Take A Bow (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Luci Di Mezzanotte 6-4 (10-7) Not always fluent and ran in snatches, went left 1st, led until narrowly headed 3rd, chased leader, led again 6th, pushed along before 2 out, soon in command, clear when idled and wandered run-in, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f beg chase (4) gd in Jul beating Netherby (11-0) by 10l, 6 ran.