Seymour Eric finally came good at Hereford 10 days ago but has a 7lb penalty to overcome in this. Be All Man made a promising reappearance at Wincanton while Market Option has place prospects again but Giveitachance failed in his hat-trick bid at Wetherby last month and has gone up a further 6lb since. Weather depending, Benefit Of Youth will probably go to Ffos Las and that may have opened the door for MOLLY OSCAR to open her account. David Pipe's mare is gradually getting the hang of things judged on her latest third over a longer trip here last time and her proven stamina will be an asset on this ground.
Benefit Of Youth (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed before 6th, mistake 2 out, ridden and no extra last, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Joseph Mercer (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Callhimwhatyouwant (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) In touched, outpaced 3 out, tallied next, never on terms, 4th of 6, 13l behind Golden Hoof (11-5) at Sandown 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Be All Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Led and soon clear, reduced lead before 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Call Me Sir (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) sft.
Native Court (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, rdn on terms 2out, up in 4th & mstk last, rallied to ld close home, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov beating Take It Too (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Market Option (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and close up approaching 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Dreams Of Milan (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Glenford Dorie 9-1 (10-12) Towards rear, plugged on before 2 out, never involved, 6th of 15, 30l behind Ardkilly Witness (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Molly Oscar (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, went 3rd 2 out, no impression on leading pair when hit last, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Earcomesthedream (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Giveitachance (IRE) 11-8fav (10-12) Chased leaders, went 3rd approaching 3 out, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 14, 21l behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Lombardy Boy (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) In touch on outside, lost place before 5th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fidelor (11-10) at Warwick 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Dec '11, 11 ran.
Seymour Eric 4-1 (10-11) Raced wide, held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, challenged and blundered 2 out, recovered to lead well before last, came readily clear flat, won at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy beating Franklin Roosevelt (11-9) by 11l, 12 ran.