Dance For Julie is very consistent but went up 5lb for finishing runner-up at Aintree in October when Teenage Idol was behind. Hunters Belt landed a novice hurdle on very fast ground here in April and isn't too badly treated. ZAPLAMATION makes his handicap debut after three reasonable efforts and looks to have been found an ideal opportunity to get off the mark. Sure Josie Sure makes the long journey from David Pipe's yard and must be a threat on his lowest mark since landing a Perth handicap in April of last year but Sir Tantallus Hawk will probably be seen to better effect back over fences.
Sir Tantallus Hawk 25-1 (11-8) Mid-division, ridden along in rear 6th, soon lost touch, 8th of 12, 26l behind Desert Cry (11-12) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Andhaar 100-1 (10-5) In touch, lost place 4 out, soon behind, 17th of 23, 40l behind Brampour (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Nov.
Akula (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Rangitoto (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov, 18 ran.
Sure Josie Sure (FR) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 19l behind Desert Cry (11-12) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Dance For Julie (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, hit 2nd, led after 4 out, headed before 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 20l behind Alasi (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mrs lst hdl (1) gd in Oct.
Teenage Idol (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kayf Commander (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Zaplamation (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Soon towards rear, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Kent Street (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Favours Brave 40-1 (10-9) Keen early, held up, always behind, 12th of 18, 38l behind Ubi Ace (11-5) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, effort before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, fell before last, in a race won by Harry Hunt (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct, 13 ran.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, weakened before and not fluent 2 out, 10th of 13, 36l behind Harry Hunt (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.