Rosie Probert showed no signs of ring-rustiness at Stratford and has now won her last four starts on the Flat and over hurdles. Three Kingdoms won over a longer trip at Wetherby on his return but Vibrato Valtat needs to find plenty on his second at Newton Abbot in the spring, though Daryl Jacob prefers him to unlucky Wincanton runner-up Maxi Chop. Quick Jack had a bit in hand at Listowel and should have more to offer but Falcarragh's winning run came to an end at Market Rasen in September and the handicapper probably has his measure now. LITTLE POP made all for an easy victory at Uttoxeter and can continue on an upward curve by landing this for the Twiston-Davies yard as Deep Trouble looks less well treated on his handicap bow. Just When may also struggle off a high enough mark and McCoy's mount Edmaaj has been very disappointing so far.
Rosie Probert 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 2 out, driven approaching last, stayed on well flat, won at Stratford 2m (3) sft in Oct beating Phase Shift (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Dresden (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, won at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun beating Castlemorris King (11-6) by 5l, 11 ran.
Maxi Chop (FR) 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, went 2nd going well 3 out, led after 3 olut, ridden before joined last, driven and stayed on flat, headed last strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Theatrelands (10-12) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Three Kingdoms (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenged on bit 3 out, led on bit before last, soon clear, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Kilbree Chief (10-12) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Expanding Universe (IRE) 11-4 (11-0) Led, headed 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 14, 12l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Vibrato Valtat (FR) 6-4fav (10-9) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, chased winner before 3 out, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Fergall (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Quite By Chance 15-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, slight lead until not fluent 2nd, led again next, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner until last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Horizontal Speed (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Falcarragh (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Sep.
Just When 10-1 (11-7) Chased leader, led 6th, clear after 3 out, mistake next, very easily, won at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct beating Meirig's Dream (10-0) by 15l, 13 ran.
Deep Trouble (IRE) 11-4 (11-5) Took keen hold tracking leader, led 4th, pushed along and headed 2 oout, soon lost 2nd, driven in 3rd one pace and no impression before last, left poor 2nd and hampered last, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Parsnip Pete (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Roberto Pegasus (USA) 15-8 (10-12) In touch in 4th, went 3rd before 2 out, weakened from last, 3rd of 11, 10l behind The Romford Pele (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Nov '12.
Little Pop 7-2fav (10-12) Made all, clear from 4 out, kept on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Oct beating Vinnieslittle Lamb (10-5) by 3l, 13 ran.
Quick Jack (IRE) 5-4fav (10-13) Soon chased leaders, closer order 3 out, challenged and led from next, clear before last, reduced lead but always going to hold on close home, won at Listowel 2m cond hcp hdl 80-102 in Sep beating Luimneach Abu (11-11) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Mister Bricolage (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) In touch in 5th, headway 6th, went 4th before 3 out, weakened before last, 8th of 13, 33l behind Three Kingdoms (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Noche De Reyes (FR) 16-1 (11-0) won at Toulouse(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl gs in Jun beating Protekteur (11-2) by hd, 8 ran.
Lone Ranger (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Mid-division, closed from 3rd, mistake 6th, soon ridden, no impression when not fluent 3 out, 12th of 14, 33l behind Curzon Line (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Vedani (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Pushed along and struggling 7th, always towards rear, 8th of 15, 33l behind Willow's Saviour (11-9) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
To The Sky (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led, soon well clear, reduced lead 5th, headed after 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 7, 20l behind Multitude Of Sins (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Sep.
Daliance (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 4th, ridden 3 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Makari (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Edmaaj (IRE) 4-1fav (10-9) In touch, chased leading pair after 2 out, soon outpaced, ridden and stayed on when hard pressed for 3rd flat, no impression, 3rd of 13, 8l behind King Rolfe (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.