High Counsel has a shout on last month’s second at Hereford though has just the one win over fences in 17 attempts. Spirit Of Hale is back on a winning mark and posted a better effort at Sedgefield last time while Timcoda finished ahead of Carlo Rocks when going close at Uttoxeter, though has failed to complete either side of that effort. MEGABOOST (NAP) showed the benefit of a comeback run when finishing a lot closer at Plumpton on her latest start having slipped down the weights. She can go close racing off the same mark.
Carlo Rocks (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, lost place 4th, struggling in rear final circuit, blundered 8th, ridden after 3 out, plugged on, never a threat, 5th of 9, 12 3/4l behind Heavenly Promise (10-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Parsonal (IRE) 15-2 (10-7) Held up in rear, took closer order 13th, chased leaders next, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 16 1/2l behind Agamemmon (11-9) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
Ask Paddy (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Pressed winner until driven and lost place before 3 out, no danger after, 5th of 8, 25l behind Dallas Cowboy (11-13) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Megaboost (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased leader, not fluent 2nd, hampered 12th, not fluent 14th, challenged 16th, not fluent next, beaten from 2 out, one pace, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Cheque En Blanc (11-12) at Plumpton 3m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Rollerball Rocco (IRE) 11-2 (10-2) Led until 4 out, weakened next, last of 6, 31 1/2l behind Agamemmon (11-9) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (4) sft in Dec.
High Counsel (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Mid-division, headway 5th, challenged 3 out, led before jumped big and headed 2 out, no impression on winner last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Hard To Forget (11-10) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Spirit Of Hale (IRE) 5-1 (11-6) Held up in 5th, closer at 8th, weakened before 3 out, left modest 4th next, 4th of 7, 9 3/4l behind Skyhill (10-12) at Sedgefield 3m 2f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Timcoda (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Led, hit 8th and next, blundered 14th, weakened next, behind and struggling 4 out, pulled up before next, at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) sft in Nov.