Saints And Sinners has to concede weight all round after returning to winning ways at Market Rasen but is relatively unexposed and can't be ignored. Parc Des Princes won at Musselburgh last month and is still at the right end of the handicap but the latter may struggle to confirm that form here with CASTLETOWN BRIDGE on worse terms and it's Charlie Longsdon's six-year-old who is taken to finally open his account over hurdles today having also gone close at Warwick previously. Harvey's Hope, representing last year's winning trainer/jockey combination, should appreciate the long trip and could figure but Arctic Wings has been unable to take advantage of a tumbling mark this season and the novice Little Fritz ran a shocker at Haydock last time. Master Benjamin, second at Exeter on his latest start, may be best of the rest ahead of Lisheen Hill.
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Led, headed 4th, close up, ridden 2 out, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Switched Off (11-10) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Glencree (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off and soon pulled up, in a race won by Swift Arrow (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 10 ran.
Trip The Light 25-1 (10-1) Mid-division, ridden 2 out, soon weakened, 14th of 17, well behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.
Harvey's Hope 6-1 (10-8) Towards rear, effort from 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 37l behind Robbie (10-4) at Doncaster 2m Handicap Hurdle (0-140) (3yo+) (3) gs in Dec.
Rollwiththepunches 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge after 3 out, every chance next, weakened before last, 7th of 8, 22l behind Farmer Matt (10-0) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Little Fritz (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, last of 7, 50l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Nov.
The Thirsty Bricky (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) In touch and keen, soon dropped into rear, went 4th before 2 out, no impression, 4th of 6, 16l behind Dunowen Point (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Led, headed and pushed along when not fluent, stumbled and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Munlochy Bay (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jun, 7 ran.
Master Benjamin 15-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, steady headway to chase leaders approaching 2 out, went 3rd when wandered and jinked left approaching last, stayed on to 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Xaarcet (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy.
Tinseltown 7-2fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, driven and weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, 27l behind Chicklemix (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Lisheen Hill (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 12, 25l behind Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 11-4fav (10-7) Led from 3rd, headed and hit 2 out, kept on from last, 4th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Parc Des Princes (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Jasper Massini (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 40l behind Likearollingstone (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Parc des Princes (USA) 20-1 (10-5) Behind, headway on inner before and hit 2 out, kept on to lead towards finish, driven out, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec beating Ubaltique (11-12) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Go Set Go 40-1 (10-11) Close up, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind Ericht (10-4) at Fakenham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Around A Pound (IRE) 15-2 (10-8) Held up, ridden and outpaced 3 out, kept on run in, 4th of 8, 22l behind Likearollingstone (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Arctic Wings (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Behind, moderate late headway, 5th of 16, 48l behind Duaiseoir (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec.
Hatters River (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 16, 29l behind Typhon De Guye (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Jack Albert (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden and one paced from 3 out, 4th of 10, 26l behind Saroque (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.