Getabuzz is edging closer to a first success over timber, only going down by a neck to Catcher Star in a novices' handicap at Wetherby on Boxing Day. He'll be thereabouts again here while winning bumper Sealous Scout stepped up on his hurdling debut at Wetherby when second at Carlisle last time. JOHNNY OG appears to have two ways in running and turned in a shocker when a warm favourite at Hexham last time. But the ground was desperate that day and he'd probably win this if reproducing the form an earlier second at Chepstow. Gold Show was only beaten a neck over track and trip on her penultimate start and also has claims.
Favourable Fellow (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mainly in rear, never involved, 10th of 21, 36l behind Oscar Hoof (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Getabuzz 5-1 (11-10) Prominent, led 3 out, headed final stride, 2nd of 9, nk behind Catcher Star (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Johnny Og 2-5fav (10-12) Led, joined 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, 47l behind Our Boy Ben (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
Mohawk Ridge 20-1 (11-1) Pulled hard tracking leaders, weakening when jumped left 3 out, 5th of 9, 24l behind Aalim (10-7) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Sealous Scout (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Pressed leader until 4 out, ridden next, every chance last, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Oscars Den (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Gold Show 9-4 (10-7) Tracked leaders when hampered and brought down 3rd, in a race won by Run Ructions Run (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 8 ran.