The Flat-bred Global Fella was a little disappointing when favourite for a Chepstow bumper in April. He may be best watched on his hurdling debut but it would be no surprise to see dual points winner BALLYCASSEL go close on his first start for Nigel Twiston-Davies. The yard has suffered a few setbacks in recent days but their six-year-old looks a nice prospect. Rowan Tiger also warrants respect following a narrow defeat by previous winner Phoenix Flight over C&D at the start of the month and Jodawes was second at Plumpton in October. Minsky Mine and Salomo may be improving while Nazreef has won six times on the Flat, though only of those victories came on turf.
Ballycassel (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ww, steady prog from 5out, prog to 4th 3out, 2nd 2out, ld last & kow, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Oct beating Milano Magic (12-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Commemorate 9-4 (11-0) Raced greenly and wide, chased leaders until weakened rapidly soon after 3 out, tailed off and eased, 6th of 9, 49l behind Red Jade (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Global Fella (IRE) 11-5fav (11-4) Chased leaders, every chance over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 12, 12l behind Theatre Guide (10-12) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Hit The Switch 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, mistake 4th, lost place after 6th, behind from 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Hayjack (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Jodawes (USA) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 2nd soon after last, hung left and stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Judiciary (10-11) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Lowry Maher (IRE) 125-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, hampered 4 out, some headway before 4 out, never dangerous, 7th of 15, 36l behind Hazy Tom (11-5) at Wetherby 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Minsky Mine (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, joined leader 3 out, pressed winner next, hit last, one pace and lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Speed Master (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Nazreef 10-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon led, headed over 1f out, weakened, 8th of 12, 8l behind Riggins (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Nov (flat).
Presenting Ace (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Tracked leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Special Mate (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) sft in Feb.
Rowan Tiger 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden approaching 2 out, went 2nd last, stayed on, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Phoenix Flight (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Salomo (GER) 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, headway after 5th, went 3rd approaching 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 10, 19l behind Peckhamecho (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Flying Trump 100-1 (10-5) Towards rear, struggling 3 out, never a factor, 8th of 16, 45l behind Elegant Touch (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Goodtimes A'coming 17-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Court Minstrel (11-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Jasmin Rai 22-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outside, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching 5th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 8, 21l behind Phoenix Flight (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Water Rose 66-1 (10-10) Prominent until 2nd, chased leaders, weakened 6th, tailed off next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Golden Gael (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.