SHIMBA HILLS returns to hurdling on a very lenient mark and Jonathan Burke is a very interesting jockey booking for Lawney Hill’s charge. Sixties Secret is also slipping down the weights and showed a bit more in a seller here last month. Stormingin was third at Wincanton last time but still beaten almost 30 lengths while Sadma’s surprise victory at Hereford is not working out. Market Rasen third Scrutinise is more interesting with top weight Vicenzo Mio probably best of the rest.
Vicenzo Mio (FR) 9-2 (11-1) Chased leaders, reminders after 6th, never going pace to get on terms, behind from 3 out, 6th of 7, 11 3/4l behind Chozen (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Stormingin (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Held up, headway 3 out, soon under pressure, beaten when left in modest 3rd last, 3rd of 10, 29 1/4l behind Highway To Success (10-10) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Sixties Secret 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced, left 4th when not fluent 2 out, plugged on, 4th of 10, 8l behind Flanagans Field (10-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Red Hanrahan (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, weakened next, 14th of 15, dist behind Battleofthesomme (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Snowy Oscar (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Stumbled on landing 1st, towards rear, pulled up 2 out, at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Sehayli (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Always in rear, pulled up and dismounted before 4 out, at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Sadma 40-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, led 3 out, clear from last, stayed on well, won at Hereford 2m hcp (4) sft in Nov beating Cougar Kid (11-9) by 6l, 14 ran.
Scrutinise 12-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, outpaced by front pair before last, soon ridden, rallied flat, closing near finish, just held, 3rd of 11, nk behind Head Lad (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Shimba Hills 8-1 (10-13) Prominent, lost place before 3 out, pulled up before next, at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.