Regal Approach has won off a much higher mark over fences but was pulled up at Ffos Las last time. The four-year-old Ctappers has run well on the Flat since finishing third at Uttoxeter while Be All Man went close in a jumpers' bumper at Lingfield last month and wouldn't be without a chance. Market Option, Billy Dutton and Goodtoknow all have place claims and Heronry shouldn't be far away but Liberty Court has plenty of weight and Clowance House may need this. LOST LEGEND caught the eye when fourth in a better race at Plumpton on his latest start and appears to be heading in the right direction - he's fancied to get off the mark in this.
Billy Dutton 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, pushed along and struggling after 6th, moderate headway from 2 out, 5th of 17, 24l behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Liberty Court (IRE) 3-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, took closer order before 7th, led briefly 3 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Buffalo Ballet (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Clowance House 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 5th, led after 3 out, ridden and hard pressed approaching last, in command towards finish, won at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jun beating Kings Destiny (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Goodtoknow 17-2 (11-9) Prominent, ridden after 3 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Whispering Gallery (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Lost Legend (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 3rd before last, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 14l behind De Blacksmith (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Jan.
Heronry (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, pushed along after 6th, outpaced by leading trio before 3 out, one pace, 4th of 7, 14l behind Hold Court (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Be All Man (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led well over 2f out, soon headed, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind City Press (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Ctappers 7-2 (11-5) Prominent, led 3rd, not flunet 5th, headed approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Alborz (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Market Option (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Chased leader until blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 18 ran.
Regal Approach (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, hit 8th, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Dream Again Boys (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan, 9 ran.