Bumper winner EMMAS JOY returned to action with a placed effort at Uttoxeter on last month’s hurdling debut. That’s the best piece of form on offer in a weak contest and Dan Skelton’s mare should go close. She’s preferred to stablemate and newcomer Lemon Shoulder. It would be no surprise to see a better effort from Captain Woodie with a recent reappearance under his belt while Dash Of Blue and Bran make most appeal on form in bumpers. Getaman has won a couple of point-to-points and debuts under Rules.
Bran 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Jack Valentine (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Captain Woodie (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Keen early, chased leaders, hampered 3 out, no impression, 7th of 15, 24 3/4l behind Do Wanna Know (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f (4) gd in Nov.
Dash Of Blue 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, closer entering straight, plugged on final 2f, 5th of 11, 7 1/2l behind Wayfinder (10-12) at Worcester 2m mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Donatello Mail (FR) 100-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, plugged on, never a threat, 8th of 13, 27 1/4l behind Silver Hallmark (11-5) at Chepstow 2m mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Durouyn 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 5th of 12, dist behind Proschema (11-0) at Wetherby 2m (3) sft in Nov.
Et Apres Thou (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 11th of 17, 29l behind Avarchie (10-12) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gd in Oct.
Getaman (IRE) 3-1 (12-2) Ww in rr, n j fluent, steady prog from 1/2 way to ok 5th 3out, eff aftr 2out, chall aftr last, ld cl hm, won at Taylorstown 3m gd in Apr beating Gold Time (11-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Lemon Shoulder (IRE) Dylan Thomas gelding out of The Cookie Jar.
Maxi Jazz (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, not much room 1st, went left next, weakened before 3 out, 12th of 13, dist behind Prudhomme (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) sft in Oct.
Nothing Man (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, not fluent and reminders after 5th, lost place next, soon behind, tailed off 2 out, 8th of 11, dist behind Juge Et Parti (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Nov.
Over Stated (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Led to 5th, remained close up, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 13, dist behind Gunfleet (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f (4) sft in Dec.
Pirate Sam 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, slow 1st and 2nd, tailed off before 3 out, 10th of 12, dist behind War Lord (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Skylanna Breeze (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Never better than mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 16, dist behind Olly The Brave (11-0) at Hereford 2m (4) gd in Nov.
State Vision (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, slow 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 11, 19 1/4l behind Keen On (11-0) at Sandown 2m mdn (4) hvy in Nov.
Emmas Joy (IRE) 5-2 (10-5) Held up in mid-division on outside, not fluent 1st, headway before 3 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 13, 3 1/4l behind Prudhomme (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) sft in Oct.