DUALLA LORD ran the 129-rated Rev It Up to a length on his hurdling debut at Chepstow before being pitched in at the deep end over fences behind Grands Crus and Champion Court at Cheltenham. He fell that day but was still in touch when departing and can finally open his account under Rules here. Moorlands Jack and Theatrical Star probably have a bit to do under penalties but Nelson's Bridge is interesting having won a Bangor bumper last month and Nicky Henderson also runs Sunglasses, who found only Close House too good on his hurdling debut at Towcester. Victor Echo was beaten when falling at Bangor last month but it would be no surprise if he put up a better effort here.
Moorlands Jack 3-1 (11-5) In rear, hit 3rd, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 4th of 6, 42l behind Storm Breaker (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Theatrical Star 8-1 (11-5) Chased leadrs, went 2nd before 3 out, every chance 3 out, hung left before blundered and lost 2nd 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 14, 7l behind African Broadway (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.
Dualla Lord (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hit 5th, fell 9th, in a race won by Grands Crus (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nov chs (2) gd in Nov, 7 ran.
Harrys Boy 11-2 (10-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Wor Rom (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun '09.
Hatters River (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, well behind Hinton Indiana (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Kilrye (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Mid-division, outpaced 7f out, 12th of 14, well behind Old Tricks (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Nelson's Bridge (IRE) 4-6fav (11-2) Held up in touch on outer, challenged 3f out, led well over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Dec beating Forward Flight (10-6) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
North London 150-1 (10-12) Mid-division when badly hampered 4th, soon behind, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind African Broadway (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft.
Notarfbad (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, in touch on inside, smooth headway over 3f out, ridden to chase easy winner when hung badly right over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 4th of 13, 14l behind Swing Bowler (11-0) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Shaddaii (FR) 150-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway and in touch 3 out, outpaced when lost action approaching next, soon eased, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Salubrious (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Sunglasses (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, chased winner after 3 out, challenged next, every chance when not much room last, ridden and kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Close House (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Trevis 14-1 (10-12) Well off the pace in last trio, never on terms, ridden and outpaced 7th, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Ohio Gold (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov, 8 ran.
Up With The Lark 40-1 (11-0) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and lost place halfway, soon behind, last of 15, well behind Kaysersberg (10-11) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Victor Echo (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened from 2 out, in 6th when fell last, in a race won by Rowan Tiger (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 15 ran.