BORDONI clearly has his quirks but was in front and travelling like a winner when running out at the second-last at Ludlow last time having finished second on his hurdling debut at Warwick. Compensation awaits here if Denis O'Regan can keep him on the straight and narrow. Double Cee is interesting as he was started off in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham 10 days ago. Though tailed off, he'll have learned from the experience. Somemothersdohavem was a winning stayer on the Flat and is worth a second look but Our Phylli Vera dropped away quickly on her debut over timber at Doncaster. King Arthur was second at Lingfield last time but still beaten 20 lengths and more is needed here.
Bordoni (USA) 5-4fav (10-9) Led, taken wide to outside approaching 3 out, hit 3 out, travelling well in 2 length lead when ran out through wing of hurdle 2 out, in a race won by King of Dudes (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Bountiful Catch 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge after 3 out, soon outpaced, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Mcvicar (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Double Cee 66-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent and lost place 3rd, soon behind, struggling before 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Rolling Star (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 2 (1) hvy in Jan.
Good of Luck 14-1 (9-4) Started slowly, held up in rear, headway on outside to 4th over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon hung left and beaten, lost modest 4th over 1f out, last of 5, 23l behind Between Us (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug (flat).
King Arthur (GER) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside approaching 3 out, chased winner just before and every chance 2 out, well outpaced between last 2, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 6, 20l behind Chris Pea Green (10-9) at Lingfield 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Nowdoro 20-1 (8-5) Reminder soon after start, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 14, 19l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan (flat).
Snowed In (IRE) 22-1 (10-7) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 11l behind Rysbrack (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Somemothersdohavem 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed 1f out, stayed challenging until no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Fourth Generation (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec (flat).
Sunny Bank 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, one pace from over 2f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Langham Lily (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (6) pol in Nov (flat).
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, closed 2nd, mistake and shaken up 5th, not fluent and weakened 3 out, 3rd of 5, 35l behind Cockney Sparrow (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Sweetie Royale (IRE) 22-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 14l behind Ifits A Fiddle (10-10) at Wetherby 1m 5f fll 4yo N H flat (6) sft in Jan.