Gunner Fifteen has won a point-to-point and a bumper and should make a hurdler. He's one of the more interesting contenders in this. Roudoudou Ville has won three times over fences as well as a couple of bumpers. He has a touch of class but a long absence to overcome. Morito Du Berlais was placed in a couple of bumpers earlier this year and will have been well schooled but we'll give another chance to CAROLE'S DESTRIER. He was only beaten a length by a useful novice at Kempton in October on his hurdling debut and was going clear when falling two out at Plumpton next time. Tribulation ran a nice race here last month at big odds and is also worth a second look.
Aubusson (FR) (10-5) 98th of 14 Belenien (10-10) at Clairefontaine(FR) 2m 2f hdl sft in Aug.
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 1st, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 10, well behind Lac Fontana (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Carole's Destrier 5-6fav (10-12) Led, going well when fell 2 out, in a race won by Wither Yenot (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 7 ran.
Castanum (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden and hung left over 5f out, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Gunner Fifteen (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Exmoor Mist 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, stumbled slightly over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 9, 25l behind Deputy Dan (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Gunner Fifteen (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Made all, clear over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov beating I Need Gold (11-0) by 10l, 13 ran.
Midnight Thunder (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, took keen hold, dropped out quickly over 5f out, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Carningli (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.
Morito Du Berlais (FR) Evensfav (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Southfield Vic (10-11) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Pink Gin 100-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along 9f out, well behind final 4f, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m Listed NH flat (1) gd in Nov.
Queenys King (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 4, 47l behind A Vos Gardes (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Nov.
Rafafie 40-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, mistake 2nd, stuggling when mistake 5th, never a factor, 8th of 9, well behind Spirit Of Shankly (11-4) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Nov.
Roudoudou Ville (FR) 10-1 (10-7) Always prominent, blundered and rider lost iron 10th, led before 4 out, driven 2 out, ridden flat, no extra and headed towards finish, 3rd of 16, 1l behind Quantitativeeasing (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gd in Dec '11.
Tribulation 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out to go mid-division, stayed on before last, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Vice Et Vertu (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov.
Twopoundsofbutter (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 6th, ridden after next, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Cloud Brook (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Zayfire Aramis 40-1 (10-5) Prominent, ran green on bend over 4f out, soon lost place, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Dubai Kiss (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) gs in Mar.
Big Night Out 50-1 (10-7) Badly hampered 1st, took keen hold, held up, blundered 5th, headway 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 12, 16l behind Joanne One (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.