Act Of Kalanisi was a stayer on the Flat so the recent course winner won't be inconvenienced by the step up in trip. Al Ferof was travelling like a winner when coming to grief at Cheltenham on his hurdling debut. If that hasn't affected his confidence, he will be a threat here while Emma Lavelle holds Exeter winner Court In Motion in high regard and the battle-hardened For Non Stop will probably run his race again. Jetnova, successful twice over this trip at Plumpton this season, is on the upgrade and Ludlow winner Cavite Beta looks useful but we think there is a lot more to come from BACKSPIN. Though lacking the experience of some of his rivals, Jonjo O'Neill's gelding looked a decent prospect when scoring at Bangor two weeks ago and it's significant that shrewd connections have had no qualms about raising his sights so soon.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 2nd, led approaching 3 out, joined and went left 2 out, strongly pressed when mistake and headed after last, rallied gamely under strong pressure to lead again close home, won at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov beating Secret World (11-0) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Al Ferof (FR) 4-7fav (10-12) Led, 3 lengths clear and going well when fell 2 out, in a race won by Prince Of Pirates (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd, 16 ran.
Backspin (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, challenged after 3 out, led after 2 out, kept on well run-in, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gd beating Our Mick (10-12) by 3l, 16 ran.
Cavite Beta (IRE) 4-9fav (11-0) Led and keen, headed after 2nd, led again 5th, made rest, always in command from 3 out, hard held, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gs in Nov beating Ultimate Quest (10-7) by 11l, 6 ran.
Court In Motion (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 8th, challenged 3 out, led before next going well, ridden flat, won comfortably, won at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) sft in Nov beating Oscar Papa (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
For Non Stop (IRE) 9-2fav (10-12) Chased lleaders, led 5th, hit 3 out, headed 2 out, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 17, 6l behind Grands Crus (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Nov.
Jetnova (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, smooth headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, led just after last, stayed on under pressure, won at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Skint (11-5) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Rose Of The Moon (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway over 5f out, ridden to chase leaders and hung left over 1f out, kept on well under pressure towards finish, 4th of 15, 6l behind Rock On Ruby (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat Listed (1) gs in Nov.
Top Benefit (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Set steady pace, joined after 9th, ridden and headed 3 out, still chance next, kept on one pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Teaforthree (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Tullyraine (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Held up in touch, mistake and reminder 7th, not much room and challenged from 3 out, went left 2 out, still every chance last, stayed on, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Rif (10-12) at Towcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Youralltalk (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Led, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no chance with winner before last, 2nd of 17, 6l behind Habbie Simpson (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.