Four times a winner on the Flat, AGENT ARCHIE got off the mark over hurdles at the first time of asking at Ludlow in November. He'll presumably need to win this if he's to take up his entry in the Supreme Novices' at the Festival, but looks capable of doing so as the placed horses at Ludlow have both subsequently won. Reve De Nuit is a winning handicapper on the Flat and could figure if taking to the obstacles. He's rated much higher on the level than Tilos Gem who also makes his hurdling debut, while Papillon Parc and Copt Hill could prove best of the remainder with hurdling experience.
Agent Archie (USA) 11-8fav (11-0) Close up, led 5th, ran on strongly from last, won at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov beating Ingleby Spirit (11-0) by 7l, 11 ran.
Barton Bounty 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along 6th, soon lost place, weakened 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind The Starboard Bow (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov '10.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, ridden and no impression in modest 7th before 3 out, weakened, tailed off, 8th of 13, 32l behind Into Wain (11-10) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Heart O Annandale (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division and keen, fell 5th, in a race won by Lexi's Boy (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan, 10 ran.
Justjoe (IRE) 9-2 (10-11) In touch, ridden over 3f out, went 4th over 2f out until no extra over 1f out, 5th of 11, 42l behind King Of The Wolds (11-1) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Kirkaig 33-1 (10-13) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, well behind Rendl Beach (11-2) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Master Murphy (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division on outer, pushed along approaching 5th, went 4th before 3 out, weakened from next, 10th of 12, well behind Malt Master (11-0) at Newcastle 2m NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) gs in Nov.
Papillon Parc 100-1 (10-13) Chased leader until 2nd, in touch, losing place when mistake 5th, never on terms after, 5th of 13, 22l behind Into Wain (11-10) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Prominent, challenged over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind William Haigh (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Jan (flat).
Rock Relief (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) In touch, struggling from 4th, went poor 4th after last, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 42l behind Dontpaytheferryman (11-3) at Musselburgh 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Jan.
Skirlaw (IRE) 100-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 46l behind Ingleby Spirit (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Spirit of A Nation (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Chased leader, jumped left 3rd, ridden and weakened from 2 out, 6th of 8, 27l behind Spiekeroog (11-3) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Tilos Gem (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Hada Men (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan (flat).
Victor Hewgo 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, weakened before 4 out, 10th of 13, well behind Lyvius (10-7) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Goodlukin Lucy 11-1 (11-2) Led, took keen hold, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 34l behind Lucia Bay (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Copt Hill 150-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, joined leader 3 out, one pace before last, lost 3rd place towards finish, 5th of 8, 13l behind Spiekeroog (11-3) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.