Binge Drinker started favourite at Worcester in October and only found one too good. He should be thereabouts again while there is still plenty of time for winning pointers Bostin and Monart Diamond. Definitly Red won by 20 lengths between the flags at Loughanmore in October and is even more interesting but LAIRD OF MONKSFORD should do well in this sphere. Donald McCain's newcomer is a half-brother to two bumper winners in Ireland and is sure to know what's required.
Binge Drinker (IRE) 7-4fav (11-10) Prominent, led 8f out, ridden 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.
Bostin (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, challenged halfway, led soon after, pushed along and headed 3f out, no impression when lost 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened to 5th final furlong, 5th of 11, 26l behind Fair Dreamer (10-8) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd.
Definitly Red (IRE) Evens (11-9) Alw pr, gng well in cl 3rd 3out, adv & lft clr last, qckn clr, impsve, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Oct beating Brownville (11-9) by 20l, 11 ran.
Final Nudge (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Hdwy 7; led app 2 out til fell last, in a race won by Buster (12-0) at Barbury Racecourse 2m 4f ptp hvy in Feb, 15 ran.
Laird Of Monksford (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Back Log.
Monart Diamond 18-1 (11-2) Prominent 11f, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Sign Of A Victory (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Sunsational Girl 50-1 (10-9) In touch, lost place before halfway, 7th of 8, well behind Bitofapuzzle (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Nov.