Special Catch won a bumper here in December and made a promising debut over timber behind the useful Oscar Nominee at Doncaster. That form looks stronger than Tick Tocker's second to Vuvuzela at Sedgefield though Donald McCain's charge does have a fitness advantage. WALKABOUT CREEK, a winning point-to-pointer, ran well in several bumpers before making a fine debut over timber at Market Rasen where he found The Mumper just too strong. He can make further progress and take this though John Quinn introduces an interesting newcomer in O Ma Lad, lightly-raced and three times a winner on the Flat including at this track in May.
Bright Applause 33-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 13, 48l behind Smadynium (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Ewe Are Joking 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 6f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Heronshaw (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Go Teescomponents 66-1 (11-8) Held up mid-division, weakened before 7th, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft, 12 ran.
Harris (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, one pace from 7th, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 45l behind Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Kauto Alcazar (FR) 66-1 (11-1) Tracked winner until 2nd, lost place before 4th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Madrasa (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 11th of 14, 40l behind Waltz Darling (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Major Domo (FR) 20-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, mistake 4th, lost place after 3 out, 10th of 11, 45l behind Hidden (11-1) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 66-1 (7-12) In touch, headway to lead over 6f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 16th of 34, 45l behind Aaim To Prosper (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct (flat).
Pudsey House 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, pushed along before 4th, tailed off before 3 out, 8th of 15, 42l behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy.
Special Catch (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, headed before last, no extra, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Oscar Nominee (11-8) at Doncaster 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gd in Feb.
Tick Tocker (IRE) 3-1fav (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, led last, edged right flat, headed final 100 yards, held close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Vuvuzela (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Two Oscars (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 8, 39l behind No Deal (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Uno Valoroso (FR) 80-1 (10-9) In touch, mistake and led 2nd, headed 4th, in touch, lost place 6th, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct, 11 ran.
Walkabout Creek (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Close up, ridden to lead and hit 2 out, headed briefly last, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind The Mumper (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Vinetta 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 11, well behind Doyly Carte (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Witch One 16-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, kept on from 2f out, 4th of 10, 37l behind Titus Andronicus (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr '09.