EARCOMESTHEDREAM is a regular visitor here and won over course and distance in December. He's only 5lb higher today and showed enough at Chepstow on his latest start over hurdles to suggest he can find another race before the end of the season. Hazy Bay was second to Bravo Riquet over track and trip in December before finishing third at Plumpton and should be thereabouts again but a bigger danger may be Tarabela, who bounced back to form at Taunton earlier this month. Duneen Point was successful over 2m4f at Fontwell on Boxing Day while Heezagrey could feature from near the foot of the weights if in the mood.
Whatsabillion (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Held up, always in rear, 12th of 17, well behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Hazy Bay 13-2 (10-11) Raced widest of all and ran in snatches in touch, lost place approaching 8th, reminders and struggling in rear 10th, rallied under pressure to 5th after 3 out, stayed on to 3rd at the last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Virginia Ash (11-0) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, lost place over 6f out, 12th of 13, well behind Captain Kelly (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Tarabela 6-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, led approaching 2 out, hard ridden, all out, won at Taunton 3m mrs hcp hdl (5) hvy beating Starlet Mandy (10-0) by 7l, 10 ran.
Duneen Point (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) Disputed lead, hit 5th and next, advantage 7th, pressed 2 out, stayed on well from last, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec beating Morestead (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Go Amwell 12-1 (10-9) In rear, tailed off 8th, 15th of 17, well behind Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Nouailhas 18-1 (11-6) Behind, headway approaching 3 out, hit 3 out, chased leaders, stayed on from last, took 2nd last stride, no chance with winner, 2nd of 17, 7l behind Mac Beattie (11-3) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov '11.
Bravo Riquet (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Towards rear, hampered 10th when in rear, in 4th when fell 12th, in a race won by Sydney Paget (11-0) at Towcester 3m beg chase (4) hvy in Jan, 7 ran.
Starlight Air 28-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, hit 8th, weakened before 10th, 7th of 16, 35l behind Typhon De Guye (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Midnight Choice 50-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, not fluent next, well beaten 4 out, 7th of 14, 45l behind Liscahill Karella (10-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Top Benefit (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Held up behind leaders, slightly hampered 3rd, hit 10th, not fluent 14th, outpaced after 16th, well beaten after 4 out, 4th of 8, 38l behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-10) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Waywood Princess 8-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, pushed along 4 out, weakened after next, 6th of 7, well behind Jupiter Rex (11-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Heezagrey (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 28l behind Overlay (10-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Sacco D'oro 8-1 (9-12) Reluctant to race, driven along detached until after 1st, effort before 7th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 13, 27l behind I Know The Code (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Westwire Toby (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and lost place before 8th, soon behind, tailed off, 5th of 10, well behind Imperial Vic (11-12) at Catterick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) sft.