The usual seller to kick off proceedings and one made all the more interesting by the presence of a Barney Curley contender lurking off the bottom perch. Me Fein is certain to attract tremendous interest and the market will obviously provide a most significant clue to his chances of reversing latest placings with TOWER when the pair finished first and third here recently. Me Fein is also much better off at the weights but he is highly unlikely to represent any value and Tower may represent a safer and better value-for-money option, especially after running a solid third to Boomtown at Wincanton last time in open handicap company. Petie McSweetie has a first run in selling class and is accordingly taken seriously whilst another to merit the closest of market watches is Bull Market. The Jones yard are pretty adept at landing a gamble and their inmate has every chance on the best of his limited hurdles form.
Petie Mcsweetie (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) With leader, led 5th, headed before next where not fluent, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 30l behind Up To Something (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Mangonel 40-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden after 8th, headway before next, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 10, 26l behind Royale Knight (11-1) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Tower 7-2 (10-12) Off the pace in last quartet, headway to 4th after 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Boomtown (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Monroe Park (IRE) 11-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, lost place 3 out, weakened after next, 10th of 11, 22l behind Feeling (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Bajan Sunshine (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Chased leader until approaching 3rd, chased leaders, lost place and hit 5th, soon behind, tailed off 3 out, last of 9, well behind Miss Exhibitionist (11-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Bull Market (IRE) 17-2 (10-8) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, in touch 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Ophelia's Kiss (10-13) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Rock Me John (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) In rear, mistake 2nd, headway on outside 3 out, weakened from next, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind My Farmer Girl (11-7) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Shannina 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place when not fluent 3rd, behind 9th, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Sovereign Spirit (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Vacario (GER) 16-1 (11-7) Soon ridden along in rear, never on terms, poor 8th before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, 33l behind Acosta (10-5) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Feb '11.
Fraudster (UAE) 25-1 (11-7) Never on terms with winner, disputing 2nd 7th, blundered next, lost touch 9th, soon eased and pulled, in a race won by Marky Bob (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) gd in Mar, 6 ran.
Me Fein 7-2 (10-0) Held up in last trio, headway when not fluent 3 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Tower (10-7) at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.