BOLLIN JUDITH came up short stepped up to 2m4f last time but she'd won over 2m at Kempton before that. Richard Johnson's presence suggests a return to winning ways is expected and she gets the nod. Ajman is another better suited by today's conditions having attempted 3m in heavy ground last month, though he has a bit to find on earlier running at Ffos Las with the winner James Pollard. The latter has gone off the boil since that win but Red Seventy is expected to improve for David Pipe with a hurdling debut over track and trip under his belt.
Advisor (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Pushed along after 2nd, always behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Stadium Of Light (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) sft in Oct.
James Pollard (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up behind in touch, driven and outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 41l behind Edlomond (10-4) at Towcester 2m clm hdl (5) gs.
Ajman (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Held up in rear, went 5th at 7th, modest 4th after 4 out, soon weakened to distant 5th, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Minella For Steak (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Oct.
Bollin Judith 4-1 (11-2) Held up in last pair, pushed along and heaway approaching 2 out, driven in 4th after 2 out, stayed on from last but never going pace to challenge, 4th of 7, 3l behind Weather Babe (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Captain Sharpe 6-1 (9-12) Toook keen hold tracking leaders, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Radmores Revenge (11-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy, 7 ran.
Gigondas 16-1 (10-9) Took keen hold towards rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, 5th of 9, 25l behind Cannon Fodder (10-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.
King Ozzy (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Led and set steady pace, narrowly headed 5th, led again approaching next, pushed along and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 18l behind Invicta Lake (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 5f amat hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Red Seventy 40-1 (10-5) Took keen hold in touch, chased leaders before 2 out, no impression soon after, 5th of 13, 13l behind Irving (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd.
Spice Hill (IRE) 5-1 (10-1) Prominent, not fluent 7th, led 9th, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 46l behind Marico (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Wicklewood 200-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 5th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 13, 22l behind Irving (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd.
Grouch Onthe Couch (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 14l behind Big Casino (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov '12.
Lady Oaksey 200-1 (10-10) Led until 4th, lost place before 6th, 10th of 12, well behind Joanne One (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Behind, headway before 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 28l behind Rigolo Ville (11-6) at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.