HOLLOW PENNY has a penalty for his recent win at Bangor where he beat the re-opposing Until Winning seven lengths. Alan King's charge is fancied to go in again with further progress on the cards. Long Wave made a creditable start over hurdles when third at Uttoxeter and The Jugopolist won a maiden hurdle before being outclassed at Cheltenham last month. Toby Lerone will most likely improve on his reappearance effort at Chepstow and point-to-point winner, Minella For Steak is worth a second glance on his debut under Rules.
Hollow Penny 7-2fav (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, closed 6th, led when not fluent 2 out, clear last, comfortably, won at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Until Winning (11-0) by 7l, 12 ran.
Ballytober 2-1fav (11-9) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed entering final 2f, no extra final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Make A Track (11-2) at Sandown 2m NH flat (5) sft in Feb '11.
Chosen Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakening when mistake 2 out, 8th of 13, 31l behind Thomas Crapper (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Emperor Commodos 40-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd and hit 6th, lost 2nd and weakened rapidly well before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 40l behind Swampfire (11-5) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Long Wave (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped right 2nd, closed 4th, went 2nd after next, ridden 3 out, one pace in 3rd when not fluent last, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Grouse Lodge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Minella For Steak (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, led after 3out, ko strongly run-in, won at Durrow 2m ire ptp sft in Feb '11 beating Folsom Blue (11-7) by 4l, 8 ran.
Norse Wren 50-1 (11-10) Tracked winner who soon went clear, weakened 3f out, 6th of 11, 33l behind Westward Point (11-10) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Oct.
The Jugopolist (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, not fluent 7th, led approaching 3 out, ridden and headed after next, weakened before last, 8th of 9, 32l behind The New One (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Oct.
The Mumper (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May.
Toby Lerone (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra next, well held when dropped to 4th before last, 4th of 10, 17l behind Desert Joe (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Until Winning (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before next, soon headed, hampered at hurdle, one pace last, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Hollow Penny (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Detour Ahead 66-1 (11-4) Led, jumped right 5th, given reminder, soon headed, went right when weakening next, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Call Me A Star (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) sft.
Indian Citizen (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened after 4th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 10th of 11, 45l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.