Pullyourfingerout didn't show a great deal on his hurdling bow at Ludlow but he took a remarkable step forwards when winning by over 20 lengths at Taunton in a first time tongue tie and appears to hold leading claims under a penalty on that evidence. However, he may struggle to reproduce that form on a soft surface so could be worth fielding against at the likely prices and it may be worth giving MANXMAN the chance to improve significantly on his hurdling bow in a fair race at Wetherby. James Eustace has done well at this track with his hurdlers so it will be interesting to see whether Storming Redd attracts any support. Marsh Warbler has his first run for Brian Ellison and arrives on the back of victory in a Leicester seller and is of interest along with Rare Malt and Rahaala.
Pullyourfingerout (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leader, disputed lead 4th, led next, drew clear after 3 out, very easily, won at Taunton 2m 1f juv hdl (4) gf in Oct beating Royal And Ancient (10-12) by 22l, 6 ran.
Escape Artist 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Mason Hindmarsh (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f juv hdl (3) gs in Oct.
Frequency 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Elhamri (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct (flat).
Green For Luck (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear and keen, soon mid-division on outer, lost place after 5 out, well held in 6th when badly hampered by loose horse last, 6th of 14, 23l behind Bring Sweets (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Layla's Boy 100-1 (8-9) Mid-division, under pressure 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 15th of 16, 33l behind Bollin Greta (9-5) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct (flat).
Manxman (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 14, 19l behind Bring Sweets (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Marsh Warbler 9-4 (8-11) Held up headway to track leaders 3f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, eased inside final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) hvy in Oct beating Flighty Frances (8-11) by 11l, 7 ran (flat).
Polebrook 100-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, soon eased, last of 7, well behind Kristalette (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep (flat).
Storming Redd 14-1 (8-8) Went right start, led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Tobernea (9-3) at Warwick 1m 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct (flat).
Catawollow 66-1 (10-1) Always in rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by L'accordioniste (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Maiden Hurdle (3yo+) (5) hvy in Oct, 15 ran.
Juwireya 8-1 (10-2) Behind when unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Zakeeta (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f juv hdl (4) gs in Oct, 14 ran.
Rahaala (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Held up, headway to 5th at 6th, ridden and struggling after 3 out, 5th of 14, 25l behind Zakeeta (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f juv hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Rare Malt (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Refused to race, in a race won by King Zeal (9-9) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep, 13 ran (flat).