Any market support for bumper winner Come On Laurie on his hurdling debut should be closely monitored but SAFFRON PRINCE must have a good chance of opening his account at the third time of asking as his latest second to Regal Encore here, when Mr Spiggott was a distant third, was a decent effort. Leicester fourth Join The Clan is also interesting and Nesterenko is sure to be popular after his third to stablemate Free Thinking at Ludlow - the second in that race has won since.
Come On Laurie (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, pushed along over 5f out, 3rd and one pace final 3f, 3rd of 9, 17l behind Tullyesker Hill (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Electrolyser (IRE) 4-7fav (10-12) Chased leaders until weakened approaching 3 out, soon behind and pulled up, in a race won by Kilmurvy (10-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec '12, 14 ran.
Father Arthur 150-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 11th of 16, well behind Prince Siegfried (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Join The Clan (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, hampered 1st, some headway after 5th, nudged along and no impression 3 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 12, 12l behind Dubai Prince (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Meadstown (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Ld until b mstk & hdd 4th, lost pitch from 6th & 13th when b mstk & ur 7th, in a race won by Georgie Lad (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May, 15 ran.
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) In touch in 5th, went 3rd after 3 out, one pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Regal Encore (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Nesterenko (GER) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 5th, headway after next, ridden and went 3rd when mistake 3 out, no chance with winner, hit 2 out, mistake last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 15l behind Free Thinking (10-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Querido (GER) 80-1 (11-2) In touch chased leaders 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Paintball (10-7) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb '11.
Sadma 13-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 13l behind Encke (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Oct '11 (flat).
Saffron Prince 7-1 (10-12) Led, clear 6th until before 2 out, pressed when hit 2 out, soon ridden, blundered and headed last, no chance with hard held winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Regal Encore (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Spartilla 10-3fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 21l behind Spanish Fork (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May '12 (flat).
Torero 10-3 (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct beating Beat The Shower (9-11) by 5l, 11 ran (flat).
Yes I Will 50-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 4th, lost place after next, stayed on past weakening rivals after 3 out, modest 5th before 2 out, mistake last, 5th of 18, 30l behind Garde La Victoire (11-5) at Warwick 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Mariet 28-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, pushed along 5th, headway to modest 4th and went right 3 out, soon ridden, no impression when blundered last, weakened flat, 5th of 10, 14l behind Regal Encore (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.