Wild Card can only improve on his debut third at Huntingdon and may have a little more scope than Trevor Wall's filly Fairy Alisha, but this can go to newcomer NEW YEAR'S EVE. Anything that rookie trainer John Ferguson runs in bumpers deserves the utmost respect and his son of Motivator, who cost 120,000gns as a yearling and is closely related to smart performers on the Flat and over jumps, may prove a cut above this opposition. The danger is probably Philip Hobbs' Bold Henry, though he is by Kayf Tara so will probably need further in time.
Bold Henry Kayf Tara gelding out of Madam Min.
General Ross (IRE) Generous gelding out of Rossmore Girl.
Wild Card 6-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, every chance over 3f out, kept on and went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 11l behind Viking Ridge (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Hackpenthomas Grape Tree Road gelding out of Kentford Duchess.
New Year's Eve Motivator gelding out of Midnight Angel.
Torrential Raine 25-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 15, 29l behind Stock Hill Fair (11-5) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Fairy Alisha 16-1 (10-5) In touch in mid-division on outside, headway 7f out, switched left 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 16, 21l behind Go Annie (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo flls NH flat (6) sft in Dec.