BABY SHINE was in contention when falling on her chase debut at Fontwell and has gone close twice since in decent company. This looks her chance to get off the mark with her mare's allowance. Fourovakind had progressive form over hurdles last season and should strip fitter for his comeback but is also entered at Wincanton. Dunlough Bay didn't run badly behind Bear's Affair at Kempton and has scope but Court Appeal still has plenty to learn about jumping fences and Bathwick Brave was tailed off on his reappearance over hurdles.
Bathwick Brave (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, nudged along before 7th, always behind, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Carrigmorna King (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Court Appeal (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, led after 1st, not fluent 4th, fell 6th, in a race won by Algernon Pazham (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gs, 7 ran.
Danners (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Hdwy 5; led 9-12; wknd app 2 out, 5th of 13, 20l behind Fruit Fayre (11-7) at Duke of Beaufort's 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Dunlough Bay (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led before 7th until approaching 10th, led again 14th, joined 3 out, already headed when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Bear's Affair (11-2) at Kempton 3m beg chs (4) gd in Nov.
Fourovakind 18-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, some headway before 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 21, 26l behind Mickie (11-3) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
Keltic Crisis (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) In rear, blundered 1st, fell 7th, in a race won by King Massini (11-9) at Ludlow 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov, 7 ran.
Baby Shine (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd, driven to challenge after 3 out, every chance next, soon outpaced, kept on strongly closing stages, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Une Artiste (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares nov ch (4) gs.