Sula Island has faced some stiff tasks since making a winning start over hurdles at Market Rasen and is back in the right grade but IT’S O KAY is improving and, after reversing Newbury running with Ceara Be last time at Leicester, may do the same here to Alan King’s novice. A Little Chaos will qualify for handicaps after this but Briery Bunny, Splash The Cash and Mabela probably have scope with the latter having undergone wind surgery since last seen.
It's O Kay 2-1 (11-2) Keen tracked leaders, headway to press leader 2 out, blundered and led last, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 2m mdn (4) gf in Dec beating Ceara Be (11-2) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Sula Island 11-4 (11-11) Held up, headway before 5th, lost place 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Hijran (10-10) at Hereford 2m hcp (3) sft in Nov.
A Little Chaos (IRE) 28-1 (10-5) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 15, dist behind Shantaluze (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f (4) sft in Dec.
Briery Bunny 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, pecked 1st, 6th an just about in touch after 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, 15 1/2l behind Kimberley Point (11-5) at Southwell 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Mabela 9-1 (11-0) Held up, mistake 1st, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 5, 29 1/2l behind Chequered View (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Perfect Myth 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/4l behind Iley Boy (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Splash The Cash (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 19 3/4l behind I K Brunel (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) sft in Nov.