CELESTA looks the one to beat in this having made a promising start at Uttoxeter when well supported. Primo Rossi will struggle to reverse that form while Whatthebutlersaw also needs more. Spin The Beat was tailed off on his debut in November and hasn't been seen since while Oldeddietherebel is another returning from a lengthy absence. Silent Mission is a sister to a winning jumper and wouldn't need to be anything special to get involved on debut but Slanestown looks very one-paced.
Celesta (IRE) 11-4fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 6f out, every chance over 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Jacks Last Hope (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Oldeddietherebel (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened, 10th of 14, 21l behind Top Othe Ra (11-7) at Galway 2m NH flat in Aug '13.
Primo Rossi 33-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, prominent, led after 3f, headed over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Jacks Last Hope (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Whatthebutlersaw (IRE) 28-1 (11-1) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 25l behind Devon General (11-1) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Slanestown (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 14, 8l behind Uptendownone (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gf.
Spin The Beat 20-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 40l behind Coyaba (10-12) at Ffos Las 1m 6f 3yo NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Silent Mission Overbury mare out of Peg's Permission.
Gilly's Filly 33-1 (9-12) Last pair, never on terms, 7th of 8, 18l behind Uncle Muf (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 3yo NH flat (AWT) (6) std in Nov.