COURT RED HANDED found life tough against the likes of Frascati Park last time and now concedes weight all round dropped notably in class. He certainly sets the standard on his best form when a fine third in the Tommy Whittle behind Carrington Brook, prior to which he had looked a really progressive performer. He can get back on the winning track here, with Clash Duff looking his main threat. The winning Irish pointer revealed plenty of potential for the future when a good second to State Benefit at Exeter and should give the selection something to think about in receipt of 10lb. Supreme De Paille offers up mixed form messages, having pulled up last time in a much better race at Kempton, before which he had outpointed Kauto The Roc at this venue. He should also be in the shake-up if getting the trip on this first attempt at three miles.
Court Red Handed (IRE) 9-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, hampered 4th, ridden approaching 12th, weakened and jumped right thereafter, 6th of 7, 38l behind Frascati Park (11-8) at Warwick 3m nov chs (2) gs.
Noble Witness (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Tracked leader until 4th, weakened from 5 out, 4th of 6, well behind Eradicate (11-4) at Southwell 2m nov chs (4) gs.
Supreme de Paille (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) In rear, struggling 8th, never dangerous, weakened 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Our Mick (11-8) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 13 ran.
Clash Duff (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Close up in 4th, pushed along after 8th, ridden to go 2nd 3 out, kept on as winner idled closing stages, always held, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind State Benefit (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f beg chase (4) sft.
Elite Beneficial (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Not fluent 8th, always behind, 5th of 7, 38l behind Frascati Park (11-8) at Warwick 3m nov chs (2) gs.