Cayman Islands was ridden aggressively at Musselburgh last time over a longer trip but had nothing more to give when God's Own went past approaching the second-last and was beaten more than 20 lengths. It's possible the drop back in trip will suit but he doesn't make much appeal at the likely odds. OTTERBURN was racing for the first time in two years when fifth to Top Gamble at Ffos Las. He'll strip fitter here and may just find the improvement to get off the mark, though ex-pointer Ballyculla is another with scope. Clowance House hasn't been seen since June of last year and Your Tepee Or Mine was a big disappointment in a Sandown bumper in November while Rain Mac needs to improve on his hurdles form so far.
Cayman Islands 6-4 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 7th, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 22l behind God's Own (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Clowance House 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 5th, led after 3 out, ridden and hard pressed approaching last, in command towards finish, won at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jun beating Kings Destiny (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Ballyculla (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Pressed leader, hit 4 out, slight lead 3 out, headed 2 out, chased winner until just before last, weakened run-in, 4th of 12, 7l behind Chatterbox (11-8) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft.
Bowie (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, no impression over 1f out, 10th of 17, 19l behind Southfield Theatre (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.
Classical Twist (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 13, 43l behind African Gold (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Chased leaders in 5th, went 3rd before 3 out, plugged on, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 15, 15l behind Many Clouds (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy.
Devil's Province (USA) 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden and weakened after 5th, 11th of 16, well behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Otterburn (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, stayed on from 3 out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 13, 14l behind Top Gamble (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Oyster Shell 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, soon pressing leaders, no extra last, 5th of 16, 17l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.
Rain Mac 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, went 2nd before next, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 26l behind Pas Trop Tard (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Oct.
Silver Panther 200-1 (10-10) Jumped right, held up, mistake 3rd, headway before next, lost place 5th, weakened and mistake next, tailed off, pulled up after, in a race won by Khazium (10-7) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) sft, 7 ran.
Your Tepee Or Mine (IRE) 7-4fav (11-7) Took keen hold, raced and held up towards rear, pushed along and no response over 3f out, soon beaten and eased, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Wychwoods Brook (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Bob's World 7-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 8, 39l behind Hyperlink (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug (flat).