Up To Something lost his unbeaten record when pulled up at Uttoxeter last time. If soft ground was the problem than he'll be in trouble again here and ANGLES HILL gets another chance. He's become a bit frustrating after a string of placed efforts but will find life easier in novice company and should have too much for the unexposed Cloud Creeper. The latter makes his hurdling debut today but is preferred to Abruzzi, who turned in a poor display on his first attempt at hurdling. The remainder have plenty to find and make no appeal on their form to date.
Up To Something (FR) 5-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden after 7th, soon weakened, tired 4th when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Coneygree (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov, 10 ran.
Abruzzi 16-1 (10-12) In touch, hampered and hit 2nd hard and dropped to rear, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Kaysersberg (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Angles Hill (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division on inside, steady headway approaching 5th, chasing leaders when left in close 2nd 3 out, challenged last, ridden to lead run-in, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 21, 1l behind Buck Magic (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Cloud Creeper (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra last 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 6l behind No Deal (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Gilzean (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Tracked winner to after 3rd, lost place before 3 out, soon no chance with leaders, 4th of 8, well behind De La Bech (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Max Laurie (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Disputed lead until ridden betwen 3 out and 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 42l behind The Mumper (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Tweet All 25-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 7th of 8, 44l behind Neston Grace (10-9) at Towcester 1m 5f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
On The Off Chance 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, hit next, 9th of 14, 36l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.