Transfer gained his first hurdling success in a Worcester seller before being brought down when starting to struggle at Taunton. Chapelle du Roi was beaten a long way when runner-up at Fontwell but should be capable of some improvement as should another four-year-old, WHISPERING HARRY, who gets the vote. Henry Oliver's charge won a handicap at Stratford in October and was attempting a quick double when struck into at Uttoxeter. He's one of the few here with scope and looks well enough treated to gain compensation. Seaside Shuffle has dropped a long way in the weights and should a bit more dash last time so is one to keep on the right side.
Wee Giant (USA) 6-1 (11-8) Behind, some headway into mid-division after 3 out, weakened after next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Amethyst Rose (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 17 ran.
Cooldine Run (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) (tt) held up; eff 3 out; sn wknd, 4th of 5, 10l behind Before The War (12-0) at Clifton-on-Teme 3m ptp gf in May.
Gilded Age 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leader, pushed along after 5th, soon lost place, 7th of 10, well behind Safferano (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
Chapelle Du Roi (USA) 11-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 2 out, soon ridden, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 27l behind Easy Beesy (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f (5) sft in Oct.
Homer Run (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up, well beaten before 3 out, plugged on before last, never any chance, 6th of 13, 22l behind Emerald Glade (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Transfer 6-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 3rd, struggling approaching 8th, brought down on flat after 8th, in a race won by Halucha (11-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Light The World (FR) 10-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, some headway on inside and pushed along before 7th, weakened well before 3 out, last of 11, 42l behind Ray Diamond (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Whatsupjack (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, weakened 6 out, 9th of 12, 23l behind Divine Folly (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 22-1 (11-3) In touch, close 3rd after 8th, 6th and beaten 3 out, 7th of 17, 32l behind Kings Apollo (10-1) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
So Cheeky 25-1 (11-12) Held up and always in rear, lost touch before 4th, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Dalrymple (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Ruby Bay (IRE) 11-4 (11-8) Held up in touch, led 7th, hit 10th, headed next, not fluent 3 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 5, 8l behind Salut Honore (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan '12.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway before last, hampered last, one pace, 4th of 16, 6l behind Ivebeenthinking (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Whispering Harry 5-1 (10-5) Held up, not fluent 2nd, ridden after 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 10, 43l behind Poetic Power (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Max Laurie (FR) 33-1 (10-12) With leader and keen, blundered 5th, soon weakened, 6th of 8, well behind Abruzzi (10-6) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Dec '12.
Head Spin (IRE) 17-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 10, 28l behind The Young Master (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Optical High 40-1 (9-12) Behind, struggling when hampered and brought down 6th, in a race won by Amethyst Rose (10-0) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 17 ran.