Bay Central won over fences at Hereford last month but doesn't look particularly well handicapped back over hurdles, though this is an extremely modest contest. CITYAR is still a maiden over hurdles but seems best suited by fast ground and hasn't been disgraced in his last couple of runs. He gets a tentative vote here as Bon Spiel has been well beaten in all of his recent starts and neither Minder nor Kapdor have shown a great deal so far over hurdles.
Bay Central (IRE) 5-4fav (12-0) Raced keenly, led until steadied and headed before 3rd, blundered 5th, about 6 lengths down when fell 3 out, in a race won by Alpha Way (10-7) at Hereford 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Minder 33-1 (11-9) In touch, behind from before 5th, tailed off, 11th of 17, well behind Mac Beattie (11-3) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Kapdor (FR) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders and mistakes, blundered 6th, weakened from 4 out, 6th of 17, 23l behind Kateal (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Cityar (FR) 13-2 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 3 out, no impression after 2 out, 5th of 11, 16l behind Bazart (10-0) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Bon Spiel 11-4 (11-7) Tracked winner, outpaced from 7th, plugged on to be remote 2nd, 2nd of 5, 36l behind Mangonel (10-7) at Fakenham 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Saddlers' Supreme (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Always in rear, 7th of 9, 49l behind Tribal Dance (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.