It may be worth taking Frontier Spirit on with BRACKLOON HIGH with the remainder seemingly having little to recommend them. Dubai Express represents a flat orientated yard so appeals as an interesting contender but she was only a cheap purchase and doesn't make any obvious appeal on paper. Mr Navigator takes the eye a little more as he's out of a bumper winner but he may need more time and a trip to be seen to his best effect. Frontier Spirit finished a long way in front of Ceepeegee in a bumper at Chepstow and that was a highly encouraging performance in a race where the first three pulled a long way clear of the field. That run sets the standard but it may be worth giving another chance to Brackloon High who failed to justify strong market support on debut at Fakenham. The form of the race doesn't amount to a great deal but better was clearly expected and a lesson will surely have been learnt by Brackloon High.
Back At The Ranch (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Refused to race, in a race won by Drumbaloo (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Sep, 11 ran.
Brackloon High (IRE) 5-6fav (11-2) Held up, headway 9f out, ridden in close 3rd over 3f out, unable to quicken from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Distant Florin (10-2) at Fakenham 2m nhf (5) gf in Oct.
Ceepeegee (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Prominent, weakened over 5f out, 8th of 10, well behind Full Of Joy (10-11) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Frontier Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division but in touch, headway 9f out, led over 3f out, ran green from over 2f out, headed 100 yards out, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Full Of Joy (10-11) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Mr Navigator Alflora gelding out of Society News.
Polly's Star 100-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 24l behind Voltigger Hill (11-0) at Lingfield 2m mdn nhf (6) hvy in Dec.
Dubai Express Xaar filly out of Queen Chief.