DODGING BULLETS can complete a quick double for the Nicholls team as he regularly competed at the top level over hurdles. He won at Grade 2 at Cheltenham a little less than a year ago and should outclass these if his jumping is up to scratch. Turn Over Sivola won over hurdles at Plumpton and Wincanton last season and is bred to jump fences but this may be too sharp for Be All Man while stablemate Grab The Glory has a long absence to overcome. Earls Quarter had an alternative engagement at Cheltenham yesterday.
Be All Man (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Chased leaders on inside, challenged and hit 3 out, weakened to 4th when blundered last, 4th of 10, 5l behind Drum Valley (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 5f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Dodging Bullets 4-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 1st, lost place 3rd, pushed along and last 6th, driven after 4 out, soon well beaten, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Ubak (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Apr.
Earls Quarter (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Waited with, not fluent 1st, closer in 5th before straight, no impression under pressure when fell last, in a race won by Jenari (11-5) at Fairyhouse 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Apr '12, 12 ran.
Grabtheglory (IRE) 15-2 (10-1) Mid-division, headway approaching 8th, went 2nd 3 out, led after 2 out, headed before last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Knock A Hand (11-1) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Feb '12.
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 11-2fav (10-10) Held up, hit 5th, headway when not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, 14th of 16, well behind Barizan (10-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in May.