Littledean Jimmy continues to run well but has now had 10 starts over hurdles without managing to get his head and this is the longest trip he's tackled so far. Russie With Love made a winning start over hurdles over this trip at Wincanton but was a little disappointing when only fourth at Exeter earlier this month while Shangani was beaten at odds-on at Southwell, though will have found that 2m trip too sharp. Winning pointer IN THE DOCK changed hands for £25,000 in the November sales and, though he'll undoubtedly do better over fences in time, may well be good enough to score over hurdles in the interim given a test of stamina. He gets the vote ahead of the one-paced Briefcase.
Shangani (USA) 4-6fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led 2nd, driven when headed approaching 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Hawkhill (11-5) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Alltheroadrunning (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Pecked 1st, behind, mistake 3rd and next, went right 5th, tailed off and pulled up after 7th, in a race won by Sainglend (11-1) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Ballyhilty Bridge 12-1 (12-0) Mid div, rdn in tch 4out, sow for 2nd 2out, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 16, 8l behind Kitegen (12-0) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Briefcase (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 6th, headed narrowly after 4 out, lost place 2 out, no impression approaching last, 5th of 12, 12l behind Midnight Tuesday (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Castleboy Warrior (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, weakened after 4 out, last of 10, well behind Bold Henry (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Court Humour Joligeneration gelding out of Tudor Sunset.
In The Dock (IRE) 8-11 (11-7) Held up; gd hdwy 2 out; carried lft flat; led nr fin, won at Bratton Down 3m ptp gf in May '11 beating Derniere Dance (12-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Made most, ridden approaching 2 out, headed when hit last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Pippa Greene (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Rainbow Haze 12-1 (10-9) Led, pushed along and headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Bold Henry (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Russie With Love 11-8fav (11-5) Held up in touch, mistake 4 out, ridden before next, one pace, 4th of 6, 12l behind Rydalis (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy.
Top Green (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Hdwy 10; led 2 out; clr last, won at Treborough Hill 2m 4f ptp gd in Mar beating Palfrey Boy (12-0) by 6l, 11 ran.
Tiquer (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Always in rear, 9th of 11, well behind Amron Lad (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
My Legal Lady 33-1 (10-7) Held up, badly hampered on inside and unseated rider 4th, in a race won by Jump City (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 15 ran.