Keith Reveley's Club Class has shown promise in two starts in bumpers and on his hurdling debut at Newcastle last month and he has to be respected but EDGE OF TOWN sets a decent standard in this novices' hurdle and he is hard to oppose with Snow Wizard looking the best of the rest. The selection has earned a rating of 125 over hurdles following a win at Wetherby over 2m6f in December and a good third behind Bygones Of Brid at Newcastle last month. The slightly longer trip today should not inconvenience Don McCain's gelding and he should be tough to beat. Jim Goldie's Return Perk was pulled up on his only start so far and is hard to recommend, while Bel Hugo looks the second best of James Ewart's two runners behind Snow Wizard, having been well beaten in the same race that Return Perk ran in. Snow Wizard lacks any racing experience but is well bred and could be of interest first time up. Edge of Town has shown a decent level of form though and is hard to oppose.
Edge of Town (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Tracked winner, mistake 4 out, soon ridden, lost place next, kept on under pressure from 2 out, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Bygones Of Brid (11-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Bel Hugo (FR) 40-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, not fluent 4 out, soon lost place, weakened next, 8th of 12, well behind The Knoxs (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Club Class 22-1 (10-12) Led, headed 3 out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 12, 16l behind The Knoxs (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Fly Tipper 40-1 (10-0) Held up, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 41l behind Berwick Law (11-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Return Perk (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Knoxs (11-4) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Running Riot (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Raced keenly, tracked leaders to halfway, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Fridaythorpe (11-0) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Snow Wizard (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Snow Hawk.