Mister Dillon has already won over further at Lingfield and Southwell and will make a bold bid to complete his hat-trick with Jeremiah McGrath's claim negating his penalty. But preference is for BLACK THUNDER, who split subsequent Kempton winners Tetlami and Knight Pass on his hurdling debut at Sandown at the start of the month and will have improved for the experience. Captain Sunshine and Talkonthestreet look interesting recruits but Moorland Sunset has more to do than when successful at Exeter, though that form has been franked.
Mister Dillon 1-8fav (11-2) Tracked leader, upsides travelling well soon after 3 out, led approaching next, shaken up and came clear before last, pushed along flat, easily, won at Southwell 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Nov beating My Mate Vinnie (10-4) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Moorland Sunset 16-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led approaching 3 out, strongly pressed next, just under 1 length ahead last, hung right under pressure flat, kept on well, won at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft beating Ambion Wood (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Black Thunder (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway 2 out, ridden to chase leading pair between last 2, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Tetlami (10-9) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Captain Sunshine 25-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Montbazon (10-8) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (2) gd in Mar.
Carheney River (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, driven in modest 8th before 3 out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 32l behind Moorland Sunset (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
De Faoithesdream (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ld until hdd 5th, ld again 3out & clr bef 2out, red adv last, tiring final 100 yards out & just held on, won at Rathcannon 3m ire ptp gd in Sep beating Betterthanalright (12-0) by 2l, 18 ran.
Edlomond (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up, good headway approaching 6th, chased leaders 8th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ohio Gold (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft, 13 ran.
Inspector Qics 33-1 (11-1) Held up, in rear, struggling final 4f, tailed off, 11th of 17, well behind Prince Of Pirates (11-1) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Feb '10.
Just Watch Ollie (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders over 5f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 18l behind Mister Newby (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) sft.
Presenting Ace (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Prominent, driven to challenge 2 out, soon under pressure and weakened, left in moderate 4th at last, 4th of 15, 28l behind Minsky Mine (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gs.
Talkonthestreet (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, challenged over 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 19, hd behind Be All Man (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd.
The Omen 40-1 (11-1) Towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 14, 26l behind Douchkirk (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in May.
Your Turn Now (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened 7f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Tiger Maguire (11-2) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
The Little Minx (11-0) Ap; ev ch last; no ex, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Rushing Nature (12-0) at Ston Easton 2m 4f ptp fm in Mar.