ENTER PARADISE looks to have a good opportunity. A winner over fences earlier this year, he went close to opening his account over timber when runner-up to Hold Court at Ludlow and Charlie Mann's charge gets the nod to go one better. Chargen has been placed on numerous occasions and should be in the mix once again although the less-exposed Hot Whiskey won't be far away either judged on his debut effort at Wincanton in October. Vintage Kid has shown some promise and point-to-point winner Woodford County is worth a second look on his debut under Rules.
Ballyduag (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 3rd, 1/2way, 2nd 2out, ko sme pace str, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Batiatus (12-0) at Monksgrange 3m ire ptp gs in Apr '11.
Chargen (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) With leader on inner, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 24l behind Billy Merriott (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Enter Paradise (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Led, jumped right 3 out, joined 3 out, headed before last, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Hold Court (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Hot Whiskey (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 5th, pushed along after 3 out, driven and went 3rd after 2 out, no extra in 4th flat, 4th of 12, 5l behind Weekend Millionair (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Let's Be Famous (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 38l behind Sgt Reckless (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Vintage Kid (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, effort to challenge approaching 3 out, soon one pace, no chance with front pair in clear 3rd before next, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Highland Retreat (10-4) at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Woodford County 5-2 (12-0) Mid div, slow 1st, 9th 6out & prog 4out, rddn to chall aftr 2out, ld bef last where better jump, so flat, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp sft in Jun beating Petie Mcsweetie (12-0) by 2l, 16 ran.
All The Fashion (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened before 7th, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Queen Of Mantua (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in May.