GRABTHEGLORY has carried over his decent form in bumpers to the hurdling game and scored at Kempton last week. A big chunk of his winner's penalty is negated by Joshua Moore's claim and he's taken to follow up in this company. Wiesentraum looks next best of those with hurdling experience on his maiden form, as Aaly was well beaten in a couple of starts over timber last month. Mister Dillon won a bumper on the turf at Southwell back in May and he has to come into the reckoning, though Voltigger Hill and Wassailing Queen are others to keep an eye on.
Grabtheglory (IRE) 6-5fav (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 4th, tracked leading pair, hit 5th, tracked leader again 3 out, ridden and hit 2 out, strong challenge flat, stayed on under pressure to lead final 100 yards, won at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Twentyfourcarat (10-12) by nk, 9 ran.
Aaly 50-1 (10-12) Held up, not fluent 6th, went remote 3rd approaching last, never in contention, 3rd of 6, 29l behind Fennis Boy (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Cold Knight 14-1 (11-4) In touch on inside, ridden and struggling 6f out, weakened 5f out, 11th of 16, well behind Josh's Dreamway (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Colour Squadron (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) gs in Oct.
Mister Dillon 4-9fav (10-7) Held up towards rear but in touch, led over 6f out, pushed along 4f out, headed narrowly over 2f out, soon regained lead, kept on well final furlong, won at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in May beating Tealissio (10-11) by 6l, 6 ran.
Off The Ground (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Pr to 6th, 7th 1/2 way, 6th 2out, ko to go 4th bef last, not quicken, 4th of 13, 8l behind Valley View (11-7) at Lemonfield 2m ire ptp gs in Mar '10.
Oscar Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, outpaced 5f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 39l behind Ericht (11-3) at Newbury 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
Saves Time (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) In rear, passed beaten horses from 3 out, never in contention, 6th of 15, 42l behind Golden Gael (10-5) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Specialagent Alfie 25-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 32l behind Royal Guardsman (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Tip Of My Tongue (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) In touch, lost place after 2nd, well tailed off before 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Golden Gael (10-5) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 15 ran.
Todareistodo 50-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, last of 15, well behind Lamps (11-0) at Chepstow 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Voltigger Hill (GER) 4-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, led 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 13, 13l behind Cue Card (10-7) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Jan '10.
Wiesentraum (GER) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, jumped left 3rd, ridden to challenge 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 26l behind Mizen Station (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Wassailing Queen 16-1 (10-7) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 6th of 12, 49l behind Fingal Bay (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Oct.