So Oscar has joined Lawney Hill since finishing fourth at Downpatrick in August. Driving Well has the more recent form with a debut second at Ffos Las and looks a leading contender ahead of the others with experience. Both Tikketoride and Trapper Peak are related to winners but fellow newcomer CHICORIA is preferred. Henry Daly's charge cost 30,000 euros and his dam is a half-sister to the very useful Sausalito Bay.
Chicoria (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Coco Girl.
Ding Dong Dennis (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Leighlinbridge.
Driving Well (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Prominent on outside, led 5f out, headed over 3f out, well held by winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 7, 13l behind Solstice Son (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Grey Earl Karinga Bay gelding out of Forever Grey.
Revouge 14-1 (10-10) Held up in last trio, outpaced 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Beau De Tabel (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
So Oscar (IRE) 11-4 (12-0) Led and disputed, ridden 3f out, headed under 2f out, no impression, 4th of 15, 15l behind Time For A Pint (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f N H flat gd in Aug.
Tikketoride Tikkanen gelding out of Safe Arrival.
Trapper Peak (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Banningham Blaze.
Venez Horace (FR) 16-1 (11-10) Prominent, lost place 5f out, 8th and struggling 4f out, 9th of 14, 44l behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.