From solid jumping stock, MASTER FIDDLE can make a winning start over hurdles. The five-year-old won a Market Rasen bumper in impressive fashion in March and should go on to better things than this. Well Hello There looked to be in need of a step up in trip when second at Southwell last month, but Pilgreen shaped with promise at Stratford in October and Bishophill Jack was doing his best work at the finish when third at Warwick last month. Seren Cwmtudu lacks an extra gear but may be the pick of the remainder as Nemo Spirit appeared to have lost his way on the Flat over the summer.
Bishophill Jack (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, hit 3rd, went 2nd before next until after 3 out, soon driven in 3rd and not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 16, 9l behind High Benefit (10-5) at Warwick 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Dune Shine 11-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, chased winner after 3 out, no impression last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Upthemsteps (10-12) at Towcester 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.
Jomade (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 18l behind Kasbadali (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Major Potential (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, hung left and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 30l behind Nawaadi (9-3) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Sep '08 (flat).
Master Fiddle 11-10fav (11-4) Held up in touch, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating Dixie Bull (11-4) by 3l, 6 ran.
Nemo Spirit (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Tracked leader, hard ridden over 4f out, switched to race stands side over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 7th of 10, 32l behind Act Of Kalanisi (9-7) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct (flat).
Original Prankster (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders on inside and keen, ridden and weakened approaching last, 4th of 8, 20l behind Lively Baron (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Pilgreen (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, mistake 3 out, headway after, nudged into 8 lenghts 3rd 2 out, reminder between last 2, mistake last, ran on flat, not reach front pair, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Paint The Clouds (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Quiet Whisper (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened soon after 3 out, 8th of 17, 41l behind Bobs Worth (10-12) at Kempton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Nov.
Sustainability (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Over The Glen.
Well Hello There (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, chased winner before last, stayed on to close flat, always held, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Break The Chain (10-12) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Dipity Doo Dah 14-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3 out, soon outpaced, weakened from next, 8th of 9, 27l behind Get It On (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Seren Cwmtudu (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, 2nd when hit 3 out, 3rd and beaten when jumped left and mistake next, soon weakened, 3rd of 15, 20l behind L'Accordioniste (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m mares mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Sorcillera 20-1 (10-5) Chased winner, ridden 3 out, no impression next, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 18, 5l behind Dare Me (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.
King's Realm (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Keen in touch, tracked leader 7f out, ridden 4f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened 1f out, last of 7, 15l behind Saggiatore (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct (flat).
Jewellery (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 8th of 12, 36l behind Comedy Act (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs.