Roc De Prince popped-up at 20/1 when scoring at Aintree on his hurdling debut. This is his first start since June and he has a penalty to overcome. PULPITARIAN proved a disappointment at Musselburgh on a more recent start. But he's worth another chance on the strength of a debut third at Aintree in October behind Garde La Victoire, who has since gone in again. Bumper winner King Of Strings makes his hurdling debut as does Bassett Road, a four-time winner on the Flat, though fellow debutant Muharrer is rated much higher on the level.
Roc De Prince 20-1 (10-11) Chasec leaders, went 2nd last, ran on flat, led towards finish, won at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun beating Goal (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Abel J Tasman (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, soon reminders and lost place, weakened 6f out, last of 11, well behind Classic Move (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Badea 33-1 (10-12) Towards rear, in rear and struggling 4th, tailed off, 8th of 10, 47l behind Meadowcroft Boy (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Bassett Road (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders and keen, went 3rd over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Powerful Pierre (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov (flat).
Benefitofhindsight 10-1 (10-9) In rear, headway 7f out, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 29l behind Irish Cavalier (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Dalstontosiloth (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up, always behind, 8th of 10, well behind Full Shift (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (5) gd in Nov.
Five To Five 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear and outpaced, never dangerous, last of 13, 39l behind Magic Casement (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun '10 (flat).
King Of Strings (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Pulled hard in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon hung left and no impression, 5th of 10, 10l behind Desoto County (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.
Marlee Mourinho (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place 7f out, stayed on from 2f out, no impression, 5th of 13, 25l behind Dome Run (10-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr '11.
Muharrer 6-1 (9-7) Soon prominent, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 13, 4l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep (flat).
Pulpitarian (USA) 3-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, effort when not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 9, 22l behind Franciscan (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Regal Swain (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway 2 out, no impression, 5th of 16, 10l behind Moss Cloud (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Tough Trade 125-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 25l behind Moss Cloud (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Wind Echo 250-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, reminders 6th, weakened from 8th, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by The Last Samuri (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov, 14 ran.