A trappy novices hurdle gets proceedings underway and as usual in these events the market will be very informative but the principals look to be Pierrot Lunaire, Doubly Guest and Cnoc Moy and the narrow vote is given to Doubly Guest. The selection hails from a yard in top form has won at up to two miles on the flat acts with cut in the ground is sure to have been well schooled and he looks a value bet in an open affair. Pierrot Lunaire rates the main danger `as he has place form on the flat in his native France he is another that is sure to have been well schooled and he should be watched in the market. Conc Moy has ran with promise in two runs to date and has place claims but he will be handicapped after this run and that is where his future may lie. Driving Miss Suzie travels well in her races but often finds less than expected off the bridle and at likely odds looks worth taking on. Of the others Mamlook is unbeaten to date but may be vulnerable against some less exposed types under a double penalty while Doubly Guest. Indicible is another from a top yard that could go well but in a race where the market may well tell all for the winner we return to Doubly Guest.
Mamlook (IRE) 4-7fav (11-5) Made all, clear approaching 2 out, unchallenged, won at Warwick 2m 3yo nov hdl (2) gs in Dec beating Simba Sun (11-0) by 10l, 12 ran.
Arctic Wings (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Pulled hard, led 8f out, headed over 3f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, last of 12, 26l behind Risque Heights (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct (Flat).
Cnoc Moy (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, struggling when hit next, 5th of 11, 18l behind Red Flare (10-7) at Kempton 2m 3yo nov hdl (3) gs in Dec.
Harry Tricker 10-3 (9-1) Held up in touch, improved over 3f out, ridden, chased winner and hung left over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Pippa Greene (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp (2) sft in Oct (Flat).
Hesivorthedriver (GER) 50-1 (10-12) Held up, behind 6th, effort next, weakened 2 out, 4th of 14, 29l behind Hibiki (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gs.
Hot Diamond 5-2 (10-12) Held up, headway 5th, ridden and every chance when not fluent 2 out, one pace after, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Zanir (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) sft.
Indicible (FR) 7-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 5th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 13, 34l behind Abstract Art (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) hvy.
Pierrot Lunaire (USA) (8-11) Held up on inside, headway over 1f out, ran on well final stages, just failed, 2nd of 12, hd behind Representing (9-1) at Fontainebleau 1m 2f in Nov (Flat).
Rainbow Flame 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division when fell at the 2nd in race won by La Vecchia Scuola (10-5) at Catterick 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Dec, 13 ran.
Sonar Sound (GER) 100-1 (10-2) Always behind, 9th of 14, 47l behind Light Yield (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Arabellas Homer 200-1 (10-5) Led, headed 4th, led again 6th, ridden 3 out, headed 2 out and weakened, 2nd of 14, 11l behind Hibiki (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gs.
Cat Six (USA) 66-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on one pace under pressure, 3rd of 14, 16l behind Hibiki (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gs.
Dee Cee Elle 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, effort after 6th, weakened 2 out, 5th of 14, 33l behind Hibiki (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gs.
Doubly Guest 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Last Flight (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran (Flat).
Driving Miss Suzie 15-8fav (10-10) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon held, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Letham Island (10-10) at Hereford 2m 1f fll hdl (4) gd in Nov.