The J P McManus-owned More Of That makes his racecourse debut today but his retained rider, AP McCoy, rides the Warren Greatrex-trained WESTWARD POINT which is a pointer in itself. The five-year-old beat Woodpole Academy by eight lengths in a Worcester bumper in October and the runner-up won easily over hurdles at Newcastle on Saturday. Utopian had some decent form in bumpers last season and made a promising start over timber when fourth at Lingfield three weeks ago. He shouldn't be far away here.
Artful Dodger 66-1 (9-9) Towards rear, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 35l behind Suegioo (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov (flat).
Everkingly 50-1 (11-1) Tracked leader and keen, led over 6f out, headed over 5f out, soon lost place, last of 15, well behind Scales (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Mar '11.
Generous Spender 100-1 (10-11) In rear, mistake 1st, reminder after 3rd, behind next, tailed off 5th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Pendra (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov, 12 ran.
More Of That (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Guigone.
Mountain Retreat (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 13th of 14, well behind Coosan Belle (10-10) at Tramore 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug '11.
Utopian (FR) 9-4 (10-9) Mistakes, took keen hold and held up in last pair, poor 7th when blundered 3 out, stayed on to 4th and blundered last, kept on well flat, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 9l behind Dunlough Bay (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Westward Point 8-1 (11-4) Led and set strong pace, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 27l behind Anonis (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Nov.