Hazy Bay was scheduled to run in a better race at Plumpton yesterday so we're going to stick with the in-form KILLIMORE COTTAGE to complete his hat-trick. Peter Hiatt's charge never does more than is necessary and, after only four starts over hurdles, may be good enough to confirm Market Rasen running with Life Long and defy a further 4lb rise. Indian Citizen ran a bit better when given a test of stamina at Taunton and could be interesting near the foot of the handicap but Oscar Baby ran poorly on her only start since last May and the disappointing Glenford Dorie is now tried in blinkers. Marie Deja La's third at Fontwell was her best run for a while but she may not be one to rely on.
Hazy Bay 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, outpaced in 4th before 3 out, plugged on to take 2nd approaching next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 19l behind Bravo Riquet (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Oscar Baby (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Always behind, mistake 3rd, struggling 4 out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 28l behind Award Winner (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.
Glenford Dorie 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, soon well behind, 7th of 10, well behind Saroque (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Killimore Cottage 2-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 3 out, headway next, driven and stayed on to lead flat, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec beating Noble Chic (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Current Climate (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent, well behind 13th, tailed off, 11th of 13, dis behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Life Long (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2 out, soon led, headed flat, no extra and lost two places towards finish, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Killimore Cottage (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Marie Deja La (FR) 12-1 (10-4) Held up, ridden and struggling after 6th, headway to 3rd after 3 out, went modest 2nd last, no extra in 3rd in closing stages, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Queens Grove (11-13) at Fontwell 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-120) (3yo+) (4) hvy in Dec.
Ede's 20-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Join The Navy (9-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.
Indian Citizen (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Made most, went left 3 out, ridden and headed next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner when lost 2nd flat, 5th of 14, 18l behind Jupiter Rex (10-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Achieved 16-1 (9-7) In touch until lost place after 5th, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Boomtown (10-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Budsson 50-1 (10-0) Close up, led before 4th, headed 6th, weakened after 3 out, last of 9, 35l behind Romney Marsh (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.