Rebecca Curtis does very well with her bumper horses so newcomer The Jugopolist is one to keep an eye on as he's related to several winners. Best Friends Girl showed massive improvement from her opening run when a good third at Newton Abbot but all form points to COURT MINSTREL here. Evan Williams' charge was totally unfancied on his debut at Ffos Las in March but ran very well despite looking badly in need of the experience and should get on the scoresheet.
Court Minstrel (IRE) 22-1 (10-10) Pulled hard in mid-division, smooth headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Hard To Swallow (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Devil In Disguise (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up behind, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, 15th of 16, well behind Jigsaw Puzzle (11-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nhf (6) gs.
Kapricorne (FR) 25-1 (11-10) In touch in mid-division, pushed along 5f out, hung right and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 32l behind Asker (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gd in Oct.
Kierann (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Prominent in chasing group, weakened rapidly 5f out, hung badly right to outside of course 3f out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Ifyouletmefinish (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct, 15 ran.
The Jugopolist (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Chance My Native.
Best Friends Girl 40-1 (10-7) Keen in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go a never nearer 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Jimbill (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Goodtimes A'coming 14-1 (10-9) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 12, 23l behind Showmanship (10-9) at Fakenham 2m nhf (6) gd in Oct.