Alltimegold won over hurdles at Ffos Las in June and is only 2lb higher but this softer ground is a worry. Wor Verge finally came good over timber at Hexham recently but has been raised 10lb and NEFYN POINT (NAP) is preferred. The latter was having his second start after wind surgery when posting his best effort over hurdles so far with a close-up fourth at Market Rasen and Donald McCain’s grey can come out best with any further progress. Kisumu finished runner-up over a longer trip here back in August while Juals Spirit was placed in a juvenile hurdle here more recently and goes handicapping for the first time.
Alltimegold (IRE) 9-4 (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7th, carried left before 2 out, soon ridden and switched right, went right last, 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Montys Angel (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Wor Verge 18-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, chased leaders after next, led approaching and mistake 2 out, soon strongly challenged, all out, won at Hexham 2m hcp (5) hvy in Nov beating Casimir Du Clos (10-8) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Nefyn Point 6-1 (11-12) Prominent, led narrowly 3 out to next, kept on and every chance after last, soon ridden, no extra and lost place closing stages, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Head Lad (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Cheers Jd (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place 3 out, weakened before next, 11th of 16, dist behind Pull Green (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Homing Star 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear on outside, modest headway after 3 out, well beaten from next, 7th of 12, 28l behind Tiffin Top (11-0) at Hereford 2m mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Juals Spirit (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Held up mid-division, went 3rd 3 out, ridden before and mistake 2 out, in 3rd before last, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Geyser (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) sft in Nov.
Cadgers Hole 250-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, mistake last, 4th of 5, dist behind Dead Right (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) gd in Apr.
Kisumu 5-1 (10-1) Raced keenly in touch, lost place and not much room after 3 out, rallied before 2 out, went 2nd last, ridden and kept on flat, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Gris De Pron (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in Aug.