Minellahalfcentury and Sail By The Sea both arrive on the back of form in the point-to-point field. Neither should be far away in what looks a modest heat. Royal Native was placed in a couple of bumpers and was third at Towcester in November but it looks like SWINCOMBE STONE is Anthony Honeyball's stable pick. Rachael Green can steer the gelding to victory on his hurdling debut as he'll be all the better for his run in a bumper at Huntingdon last month, his first start since October 2011. Further More may be better than he's shown so far while winning chaser Holmwood Legend had a pipe-opener in a jumpers' bumper recently, though isn't getting any younger.
Further More (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 8th, tailed off, 9th of 18, 44l behind Superior Quality (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Glenwood Prince (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, lost place 3rd, behind 8th, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind One Conemara (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Holmwood Legend 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 7f out, pushed along and weakened over 4f out, tailed off over 2f out, 11th of 14, 27l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid div, 3rd 3out, rddn to chal bef last, kow but not getting to wnr, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Foxrock (11-7) at Loughrea 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct.
Royal Native (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Cousin Khee (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Sail By The Sea (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Trajectus.
Swincombe Stone 15-2 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 7f out, ridden 3f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 15, 12l behind Cabaret Girl (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
West Bay Hoolie 100-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 8th of 14, 8l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.