Royal Guardsman unseated his rider at the first at Kempton last Saturday and has become expensive to follow. Sheriff Hutton and Deciding Moment return following a break, as does SAVANT BLEU but we are going to give Kim Bailey's charge a tentative vote. He goes well fresh and is only a couple of pounds higher than when scoring at Wetherby less than a year ago. Mic's Delight has been placed in his last three starts and is slowly sliding down the weights. He should have place claims again while Ziga Boy ran well over hurdles here last month and won over fences in France. Shockingtimes wasn't beaten far at Market Rasen on Boxing Day and looks the pick of the remainder.
Sheriff Hutton (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Prominent, went 2nd after 4th, led after 6th, soon headed, ridden before 2 out, no extra last, 8th of 13, 16l behind Kangaroo Court (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gf in Sep.
Royal Guardsman (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) In rear when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Lost Legend (11-2) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs, 11 ran.
Savant Bleu (FR) 18-1 (11-5) Held up, pushed along and struggling 12th, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Mart Lane (11-12) at Doncaster 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec.
Shockingtimes (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Spanish Arch (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Deciding Moment (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, steady headway to track leaders approaching 10th, chased leading trio before 3 out, went 2nd next, led 2 out, in command before last, kept on strongly, won at Wincanton 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Oct beating Cinevator (11-2) by 5l, 16 ran.
Ziga Boy (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, steady headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, every chance 2 out, ridden and went 2nd before last, no chance with easy winner, clear 2nd, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Big Hands Harry (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Mic's Delight (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway 9th, chased leaders 11th, went 2nd before 12th, mistake and lost 2nd 3 out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Present View (11-8) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.
Doctor Foxtrot (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, held up in touch, tracked leaders 6th, lost place and ridden after 11th, struggling 13th, blundered next, tailed off 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by King Massini (11-2) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 7 ran.
Super Villan 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leader, led 13th, ridden and headed 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 5, 26l behind Farmer Matt (10-10) at Exeter 3m (3) hvy.
Le Grand Chene (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Not always fluent in rear, headway on outside 10th, weakening when mistake 13th, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Take The Mick (11-5) at Ludlow 3m cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Feb.