ROC D'APSIS was an early faller in a hot juvenile event at Huntingdon just over two weeks ago in which debutant Bohemian Rhapsody eventually finished a well-beaten seventh. But Tom George's French import had earlier been placed in a couple of Grade 2 contests and, though well beaten, that form looks superior to that of his rivals in this. Dollar Bill has been keeping busy in jumpers' bumpers and Nick Gifford tries him in blinkers here in an attempt to recapture the form he showed when winning at Folkestone in November, while John Ryan had a novice hurdle winner at Doncaster on Wednesday so it will be interesting to see if there is any money for newcomer Masters Blazing.
Dollar Bill 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 22l behind Fair Trade (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 12, 45l behind Chris Pea Green (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) gs.
Cash Injection 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 5th, ridden 3 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 15, 6l behind In The Crowd (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Masters Blazing 25-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Linkable (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol (flat).
Roc D'apsis (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, fell next, in a race won by Chris Pea Green (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4yo hdl (2) gs, 12 ran.
Sakhee Bob 50-1 (10-12) In rear and not fluent, behind when mistake 5th, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Tidal Way (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Copper Falls 200-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, raced wide, chased leaders until lost place before 4th, behind when mistake 6th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Angelot Du Berlais (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Jaja De Jau 16-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, blundered 5th, well beaten before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Dollar Bill (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
No Compromise 33-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, slow 5th, ridden and struggling soon after, tailed off when mistake 2 out, last of 9, well behind Angelot Du Berlais (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.