Whatsdastory returns to action having switched yards since finishing runner-up in maiden company over 2m6f at Killarney back in May. She should figure but SANDYMOUNT ROSE has the more recent form with a second at Exeter on her hurdling debut and Neil Mulholland’s mare may prove the one to side with in this. Elk Bridge may improve for a tongue-tie having placed in heavy going at Newcastle last time while Redbridge Gold has her second outing after wind surgery and the longer trip should suit. Point-to-point winner Arans Choice debuts under Rules and is preferred to hurdling debutante Silk Or Satin.
Redbridge Gold (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) Chased winner, no impression when jumped left and not fluent 3 out, went left and not fluent next, plugged on flat, 4th of 8, 10 1/2l behind Legends Gold (11-8) at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) gd in Oct.
Sandymount Rose (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 3 out, went 2nd 3 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 3 3/4l behind Queens Cave (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f (4) sft in Nov.
Whatsdastory (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, 5th after 7th, headway to 2nd 4 out, almost on terms 3 out, ridden in clear 2nd after 2 out, no impression on winner run-in, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Fiveaftermidnight (10-13) at Killarney 2m 6f mdn gd in May.
Witham 50-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, tracked leader until after 1st, remained in 3rd, readily outpaced and no chance with 1st 2 from 3 out, 3rd of 5, dist behind The Mulcair (11-2) at Southwell 3m (4) hvy in Nov.
Arans Choice (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Ww in rr until 5th frm 6th, prog in 3rd on outer bef 3out, ld well aftr 2out, so flat, won at Loughanmore 3m mdn gs in Oct beating Ringneill (11-11) by 1l, 6 ran.
Elk Bridge (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) In touch, headway 5 out, chased winner next, mistake 3 out, no extra approaching last, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Desaray Girl (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Silk Or Satin (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off, 13th of 15, dist behind Legends Ryde (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) sft in Oct.