BULLET MAN lost his chance with a mistake two out at Market Rasen last week, but had scored over C&D before that. He's given another chance here if getting his jumping together. Art Broker has won a couple of these events now, hence his penalties, but he could still figure given the remainder with hurdling experience have shown nothing to shout home about. New Code showed some promise on his debut over timber, but newcomers The Fonz and Perpetually are both rated higher on the Flat.
Art Broker (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Made all, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on well from last, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Agricultural (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
Bullet Man (USA) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd from 2 out, weakened after last, 6th of 12, 11l behind Book'em Danno (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Billion Dollar Kid 3-1 (9-3) Raced alone centre over 1f, chased leaders until ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, 9l behind Silenzio (8-13) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep (flat).
Camerooney 18-1 (10-12) Held up behind, never dangerous, 12th of 15, well behind Mickmacmagoole (11-5) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gf in Oct '09.
Father Martin (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 7th, soon weakened, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Grandads Horse (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep, 10 ran.
Getaway Driver (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Held up, always behind, 8th of 16, 40l behind Ramses De Marcigny (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Negotiation (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, led 1f, chased leader until 4f out, stayed in 3rd until weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Raucous Behaviour (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep (flat).
New Code 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, headway approaching 3 out, disputing 2nd before next, stayed on same pace from last, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Trovare (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Perpetually (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 23l behind Kazbow (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun (flat).
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and struggling after 3 out, well beaten when hit last, 6th of 12, 49l behind Advisor (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) sft in Dec '09.
The Fonz 15-2 (9-5) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 20, 12l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug (flat).
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Raced wide, took keen hold in touch, behind 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, 47l behind Pantxoa (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.