Winning pointer Rambling Rector goes hurdling after just one run in a bumper and has to go on the short-list considering connections. Tossapenny has also won between the flags and is certain to appreciate the extra distance having gone very close over 2m at Southwell last month. Jimmy Bell appeared to run above expectations when second here earlier in the month but the form of that race looks suspect. APTLY PUT showed progressive form in point-to-points last season and was second in a bumper at Aintree last May which has worked out well. An absence since is a worry but he looks the type to do well over hurdles and fences. Fleminport and Tarrona need to put recent poor runs behind them.
Aptly Put (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up, headway on outside 8f out, hung left and went 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner, just held onto 2nd, 2nd of 10, 11l behind Station Master (11-12) at Aintree 2m 1f (3) gd in May.
Cloudy Glen (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Prominent on inside, effort over 3f out, soon outpaced, weakened 2f out, tailed off, 5th of 6, 36 1/4l behind Don Des Fosses (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m (6) sft in Dec.
Cul De Poule 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway on inside 7f out, driven over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 24l behind Good Boy Bobby (11-7) at Chepstow 2m (5) hvy in Jan.
Fawsley Spirit (IRE) Stowaway gelding out of Apple Trix.
Fleminport (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, jumped left and bumped 5th, struggling 6th, well beaten 3 out, 7th of 14, 35 3/4l behind Who's My Jockey (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f (4) gd in Nov.
Jimmy Bell 50-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, hampered 3rd, headway before 7th, led 3 out, headed after last, held when rider dropped whip inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Carole's Vigilante (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn (5) sft in Jan.
Little Allstar (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, 8th 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 24l behind The Big Bite (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m (6) gs in Dec.
Midnight Frensi 12-1 (12-0) Wl bhnd when pu 12, at Siddington 3m mdn gd in Mar.
Rambling Rector (FR) 5-2 (11-2) Led, pushed along and headed over 7f out, lost place 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 23 1/2l behind Whiskey In The Jar (11-2) at Warwick 2m mdn (6) sft in Mar.
Tarrona 50-1 (11-7) Never better than mid-division, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 16th of 19, dist behind Melrose Boy (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Nov.
Tossapenny (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 5 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 12, shd behind Super Sid (10-12) at Southwell 2m mdn (5) sft in Dec.
Madame Fiona 16-1 (10-12) Led in start, held up in rear, gained a place 4th, driven along and no impression in 5th before 2 out, 5th of 8, 17 1/2l behind Naranja (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn (4) sft in Nov.