Most of these are easily dismissed but Shan Blue went close over hurdles at Wetherby last month and was still in contention when falling at Newbury on his latest start. He’s preferred to stablemate Call Me Chris, who is having her second outing after wind surgery, but STONIFIC makes more appeal. The latter finished runner-up in testing ground at Sedgefield on his debut over hurdles with the rest beaten a long way and Richard Johnson is on board again for this. Perfect City is rated higher on the Flat than the selection but has yet to threaten over timber in three attempts.
Aheadfullofdreams (IRE) 6-1 (12-2) Mid-div til 3rd 4out, 5th 2out, no ex 7th when hmpd last, ko again run-in, 6th of 13, 16 1/4l behind Shanroe Al C (12-2) at Largy 3m mdn gd in Apr.
Going Mobile (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, behind 5th, 7th of 11, dist behind Glory And Fortune (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Maxi Jazz (FR) 125-1 (10-12) Mid-division, struggling 4 out, 10th of 15, dist behind Emmas Joy (10-5) at Warwick 2m (4) sft in Nov.
Perfect City (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, weakened after next, 8th of 16, dist behind West Cork (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gs in Dec.
Shan Blue (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Soon tracking leaders, going well when fell 3 out, at Newbury 2m 5f (3) gs in Nov.
Stonific (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, quickly closed before 5th, went 2nd and not fluent 2 out, challenged last, soon led, headed and carried left flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Induno (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) sft in Nov.
Call Me Chris 16-1 (10-5) Held up, always behind, 11th of 15, 28 1/2l behind Kiriglote (10-12) at Catterick 2m (5) gs in Nov.
Saint Dalina (FR) 150-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place after 6th, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 21 1/2l behind Marie's Rock (10-7) at Haydock 2m (2) sft in Dec.