Winning pointer TWO ROCKERS had no trouble adapting to hurdles over C&D at the start of the month, beating the more experienced Shotgun Paddy by a length. He has slightly more to do today under a penalty but should be up to the task. Young Hurricane was third at Leicester after winning at Fontwell and should be thereabouts again while Chiquilline and Long Wave have shown some ability. Tackler was beaten 25 lengths in a Bangor bumper on his racecourse debut but is bred to jump hurdles and could be worth watching if attracting market support.
Two Rockers (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, not fluent 8th, challenged 2 out, soon led, edged left flat, ridden out, won at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft beating Shotgun Paddy (11-4) by 1l, 8 ran.
Baron Sutton 250-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off when refused last, in a race won by The Italian Yob (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy, 14 ran.
Chiquilline (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 6th, ridden before 3 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Zarzal (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Consigliori (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, in touch, stayed on same pace from 3 out, beaten when hit 2 out, mistake last, 4th of 17, 32l behind Crafti Bookie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '11.
Jat Punjabi 40-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, reminders after 5th, lost place before 7th, well behind 8th, pulled up after, in a race won by Wistow (11-2) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar '11, 10 ran.
Long Wave (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Prominent, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 8th of 12, 39l behind Midnight Appeal (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Lydstep Hills 1-2 (12-3) Cl 2nd til led 13; jnd & fell 2 out, in a race won by Sir Monty (12-7) at Lydstep 3m ptp gd in Apr '11, 3 ran.
Tackler (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 26l behind Baltimore Rock (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Nov.
Why Always Me (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, hit 5th, driven after 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened next, 6th of 8, well behind I Shot The Sheriff (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Young Hurricane (IRE) 13-8 (10-12) In touch, ridden and hit 3 out, outpaced next, kept on run in, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Dungeel (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.