Clonusker is upped in grade and the weights after winning easily over track and trip a couple of weeks ago and may be worth opposing with TEALISSIO. Lucy Wadham's gelding ground out a victory on heavy ground at Lingfield in December and a recent fourth in a jumpers' bumper at Kempton should have blown away any cobwebs. Dungeness won at Warwick last month but didn't repeat that effort subsequently at Exeter. Hold The Bucks was second in a four-runner race here last time but this is more competitive and Regal One is more interesting back over the smaller obstacles.
The Pier (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 7th of 10, 25l behind Keel Haul (10-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Tealissio 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden, hung right and headway over 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 4th of 16, 6l behind Pass Muster (11-1) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Regal One (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Held up, mistake 8th, not fluent 13th, soon beaten, well held before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Saroque (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) hvy, 8 ran.
Warrant Officer 66-1 (10-7) Chased front pair until 6f out, ridden and weakened from 3f out, 12th of 13, 31l behind Sgt Reckless (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Jan.
Dungeness 2-1fav (11-2) Prominent, led after 2nd, rider lost left iron before 6th, edged right on bend before 2 out, rider kicked out right iron and soon headed, weakened from last, 6th of 8, 16l behind The Happy Warrior (10-0) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Osgood 40-1 (11-0) (cp) led to 7; wknd 11; to & pu 15, in a race won by Palypso De Creek (11-0) at Quorn 3m ptp gd in Apr, 6 ran.
Clonusker (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, mistake and went 2nd after 4th, led 3 out, went left 2 out, clear between last 2, kept on strongly, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Goochypoochyprader (11-11) by 11l, 13 ran.
Hold The Bucks (USA) 8-1 (9-12) Tracked winner, hit 3 out, ridden before last, kept on and always held by winner, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Beau Lake (11-3) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Little Roxy (IRE) 7-1 (10-6) In touch, chasing leaders when mistake 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, 5th of 13, 20l behind Clonusker (10-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.