TINKER TIME was thrown in at the deep end on his hurdling debut at Chepstow but wasn't disgraced. He'll know more today and can make the most of the weight he receives from course winner Berea Boru, who is more exposed and steps up in trip though does appear to have the beating of Millenary Magic. Cork bumper second Champagne Rian may prove the pick of Rebecca Curtis' pair, though ex-pointer El Indio won't have any stamina issues.
Berea Boru (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up off the pace in 4th, closed to 3rd approaching 3 out, hung left after 2 out, went 2nd between last 2, hit last, stayed on flat, led close home, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct beating Gate Please (11-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Champagne Rian (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always prominent, on terms over 4f out, no extra in 2nd from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 7l behind County Champions (11-0) at Cork 2m 3f N H flat in Mar.
El Indio (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid div, 8th 6out & 6th 4out, so in 3rd bef last & jnd 2nd on line, 2nd of 17, 10l behind Tipsy Gypsy (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov '12.
Millenary Magic (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, behind from 6th, 5th of 9, 28l behind Berea Boru (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Tinker Time (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, pushed along and outpaced after 7th, no chance after, 5th of 7, 28l behind Timesremembered (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Oct.