A winner between the flags and in a Warwick bumper in March, Court Appeal is sure to be fancied to make a winning start over hurdles but BOB TUCKER showed improved form over 2m4f here last month and could represent more value. He should easily confirm that running with Dazinski. The other trio will all need to improve significantly to take a hand in the finish.
Bob Tucker (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led, jumped slightly right, headed 7th, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Court Appeal (IRE) 11-8fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, closed 7f out, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating I Am Colin (10-11) by 4l, 6 ran.
Dazinski 9-2 (11-0) In touch in chasing group, no impression on leaders 3 out, went 4th before next, stayed on same pace, 4th of 13, 10l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Mr Bachster (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra next, 6th of 12, 23l behind Tribal Dance (10-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Spike Mac (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs; grad wknd app 2 out, 3rd of 5, 31l behind Victor Grumps (12-0) at Fitzwilliam (Milton) 3m ptp gd in May.
Wotsthecatch (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Tracked leader until pushed along 6f out, weakened 4f out, 5th of 8, 33l behind Tara Muck (10-4) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Sep.