Saucy Baron and Lothian Gem are easily overlooked but the newcomers Fling Me and Top Gamble are worth a second glance. The former is related to a couple of National Hunt winners while the latter is a half-brother to bumper and hurdle winners Zimbabwe and Zaffre. However, the safest option is to stick with O'FAOLAINS BOY, a point-to-point winner who made a promising debut under Rules when third at Newbury last week behind Oscar Rock.
Fling Me (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Seductive Dance.
O'faolains Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Prominent, led 13f out, headed over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 3rd of 16, 15l behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Saucy Baron 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon behind, last of 8, 47l behind Fiddlers Bid (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Top Gamble (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Zeferina.
Lothian Gem 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakened 7f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Cevaro (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Nov.