Lexington Bay was a decent handicapper on the Flat and was sent off favourite on his hurdles bow at Doncaster. However, his jumping left much to be desired and he only beat one home. He's best watched here and the one to beat is LORD WISHES, who couldn't quite match the speed of Woodpole Academy at Newcastle but should go one better in this as Maybe I Wont has had plenty of chances and Broctune Papa Gio will have to be held up to stay the trip over hurdles.
Broctune Papa Gio 11-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 15, 12l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct (flat).
Desgrey 14-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 15, 18l behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Have You Had Yours (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden 8th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Lexington Bay (IRE) 7-2fav (10-5) Mid-division and mistakes, jumped left 3rd, soon lost place and weakened, 11th of 12, 43l behind God's Own (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Lord Wishes (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Close up, led 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 5l behind Woodpole Academy (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) hvy.
Maybe I Wont 11-4 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace from last and well held by eased down winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Smadynium (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Phar Away Island (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, hit 4th, pushed along 4 out, never dangerous, 6th of 16, 44l behind Eduard (10-12) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Pirate Chest (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 13l behind Dark Ruler (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep (flat).
Tresor De L'isle (FR) 66-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, hampered 4th, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Crowning Jewel (11-1) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Led, ridden 2 out, headed flat, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Barrakilla (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Lady Gargoyle 66-1 (10-12) Always behind, 6th of 9, 36l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Prominent in chasing group until outpaced and lost place 5f out, rallied under pressure and plugged on again final 2f, 5th of 14, 21l behind Clever Cookie (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.