TISTORY has won bumpers in this country and in France and was sent off favourite for a Listed contest at Aintree last month. He looked as though he needed the run that day and could be an exciting prospect over hurdles so gets the nod receiving 7lb from Oyster Shell, who was struggling to get off the mark before beating similarly exposed rivals in a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter earlier this month. Never Says Never and Midnight Thomas have also hinted at ability in bumpers but have been off the track for a few months.
Oyster Shell 3-1 (10-11) Always prominent, hampered 3rd, challenged 3 out, soon led, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd beating Deep Trouble (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 15 ran.
Never Says Never 14-1 (11-4) In rear, headway over 5f out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 14, 26l behind Red Sherlock (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Tistory (FR) 2-1fav (11-4) In touch in 6th, led before 2f out, headed before 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 15l behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs in Apr.
Midnight Thomas 8-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run 2f out, not much room over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Lurcher (10-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f 4yo n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Lucette 50-1 (10-6) Pulled hard in rear, headway after 2nd, ran out on bend after 3rd, in a race won by Amistress (10-11) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gf, 9 ran.