Dual bumper winner Malystic jumped poorly on his hurdling debut at Market Rasen where he was well supported. He'll be better for that experience as will No Regrets, who found 2m4f on heavy ground at Hexham taxing his stamina. UNAI has a nice pedigree for jumping and showed plenty of promise in a Warwick bumper in April. He's travelled a long way for this and gets the nod though winning bumper Order Of Thistle can get into contention after a couple of reasonable runs over timber. Another bumper winner, Dares To Dream, has shown nothing in two starts over hurdles.
Artoff (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 22 3/4l behind December Second (11-0) at Ayr 2m (3) gd in Apr.
George Gently (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Keen in touch, lost place 4th, shaken up after 2 out, no headway, 7th of 8, 26 1/4l behind Distingo (11-6) at Kempton 2m (4) gs in Mar.
Kilfinan Bay (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Behind, mistake 3rd, never dangerous, 9th of 13, dist behind Do Not Disturb (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Malystic 4-1 (10-12) Jumped right, chased winner until mistake and unseated rider 3 out, at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) sft in Nov.
My Son John 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 3 out, 10th of 13, dist behind Do Not Disturb (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn (4) gs in Oct.
No Regrets (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 4th, lost 2nd after 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, dist behind Thomas Macdonagh (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn (4) hvy in Nov.
Order Of Thistle (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, pushed along and weakened before next, modest 4th after 2 out, mistake last, 4th of 11, 12l behind Minella Trump (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) sft in Nov.
Raemoir (FR) 80-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 10, 14 3/4l behind Unohu (10-12) at Newcastle 2m (5) hvy in Nov.
Unai (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led 3f out until over 2f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Overthetop (11-2) at Warwick 2m (5) gd in Apr.
Colorado Gold 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, pushed along 4 out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, dist behind Aurora Thunder (10-12) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Dares To Dream (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, weakened before 6th, behind next, pulled up before 3 out, at Market Rasen 2m 5f mdn (4) hvy in Nov.