BEN CEE PEE M has been raised 10lb after landing a double at this track last month. But this doesn't look that much tougher given he's already beaten Weybridge Light and Stand Clear conclusively and the remainder have all been competing in maiden hurdles. Trust Thomas looks to have the best form of the latter group on his earlier third at Newcastle though Western Prize has the more recent form.
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 5-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, closed from 6th, went 2nd after 3 out, led going well 2 out, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep beating Quadrato (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Western Prize 4-1 (10-4) Led, jumped right at times, not fluent 7th, headed 3 out, one pace before last, 4th of 11, 12l behind Toughness Danon (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Total Assets 25-1 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway before last, one pace, 5th of 12, 19l behind Oscar Tanner (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Trust Thomas 6-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd before 6th, went 2nd after 3 out until before next, ridden and weakened between last 2, 4th of 7, 17l behind Valleyofmilan (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Weybridge Light 5-1 (11-0) Mid-division in 4th, went 2nd before 3 out until last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Ben Cee Pee M (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.
Stand Clear 28-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, outpaced after 3 out, no extra before last, 5th of 12, 18l behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.