Martha Mccandles has had an up-and-down career to date but there have been signs of ability and this is not a strong contest. Fouburg has been well supported in each of his four runs to date, including a Grade 2 in December, and should appreciate this easier task but Honcho was a 100/1 chance when third on his hurdling debut in a Perth claimer and What A Dandy did best on Polytrack on the level. BLUE SURF won four times on the Flat up to 1m4f and is rated 92. If he translates that ability to hurdles, he may have too much class for these.
Allegri (IRE) 100-1 (11-5) Hit first, towards rear, effort 5th, weakened 3 out, 11th of 13, dist behind Dalaki (11-5) at Fakenham 2m mdn (5) sft in Jan.
Bells Of Sutton (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Behind, pushed along 4 out, soon struggling, tailed off, pulled up, at Warwick 2m (4) gd in Sep.
Blue Surf 7-1 (9-11) Soon in touch, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Lord George (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Excellent Result (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked winner until 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 17, 24 3/4l behind Intense Tango (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Fouburg (FR) (10-10) 3rd of 11, 13 1/2l behind Zeaudiak (10-12) at Enghien 2m 1f hvy in May.
Honcho (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracked leader, not fluent 4th, lost 2nd when mistake 3 out, 3rd and stayed on one pace from next, no impression on leading pair, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Claude Carter (11-0) at Perth 2m (4) gs in Sep.
What A Dandy (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Collodi (10-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Martha Mccandles 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 12 1/4l behind Great Thoughts (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Aug.