Point-to-point winner Dunluce Castle is partnered by A P McCoy for his debut under Rules while Go West Young Man, Wah Wah Taysee and No No Mac were all placed on their respective debuts and should go well. SALTO CHISCO found one too good when sent off a short price favourite on his introduction at Uttoxeter and with that experience to draw on, he's taken to go one better in this. Dont Call Me Oscar is related to winners and makes more appeal than fellow debutant Fly By Night.
Aura Bora (USA) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 6f out, soon behind, 12th of 13, 40l behind Caledonia (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Ballyhoulihan (IRE) Golan gelding out of Dun Ar Aill.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Coolrua.
Dunluce Castle (IRE) 2-1 (10-11) Pr & keen, went on bef 5out, adv & lft clr 2out, alw in command, won at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp sft in Sep beating Masterleaderman (10-11) by 12l, 5 ran.
Go West Young Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in close 5th, went 2nd 8f out, ridden to try and challenge on inside and ran green 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when switched left inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Little Pop (11-2) at Ludlow 1m 6f nhf (5) sft in Dec.
Percy's Reflection 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakend over 2f out, 12th of 15, 34l behind Cabaret Girl (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Salto Chisco (IRE) 6-5fav (11-2) In rear and niggled along, headway over 6f out, chased winner over 3f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Horizontal Speed (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Shameless Man (IRE) Atraf gelding out of Fleetfoot.
Wah Wah Taysee (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Pure Science (11-5) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Fly By Knight Desert King gelding out of Lox Lane.
King Of Strings (IRE) Desert King gelding out of Lemon Cello.
No No Mac (IRE) 7-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along from 7f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, outpaced by winner final furlong, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Pure Science (11-5) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Jan.