David Pipe enjoys a 23% strike rate in bumpers over the past five years and is 2-3 with his bumper runners here during that time, all of which points favourably to the claims of TULLYESKER HILL here who makes his debut for the yard after winning an Irish point-to-point in May. Confidence would be strengthened should the market speak strongly of his chances. Another Brandy, also a winner on the Irish pointing scene, has since performed respectably in bumper company at Fontwell and Newton Abbot and has definite place claims here. Come On Laurie won here in May 2012 before being well beaten at Huntingdon ten months later. He has not been seen since but is in good hands and is certainly worthy of a place on the shortlist. The market should reflect expectations surrounding the remainder.
Come On Laurie (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 23l behind Lemony Bay (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Another Brandy (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon headway, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Champagne At Tara (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Double U Dot Ede's Rock Of Gibraltar gelding out of Reveuse De Jour.
Larks Rising 14-1 (11-2) Held up, headway over 4f out, ran green, edged left over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 15l behind Most Eligible (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Tullyesker Hill (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Mid div, rdn brfly 4out, mstk 3out, prog aftr 3out, closing in 3rd last, 2nd when lft in ld last, gng away fin, won at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Hesbeengoodtome (11-7) by 2l, 15 ran.
Buckboru (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Mid-division, 6th and effort 4f out, soon no chance with leaders, 5th of 14, 32l behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.
Catch The Katt Wared mare out of Kittenkat.
Frank N Fair 200-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 6f out, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 31l behind Rouquine Sauvage (10-9) at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) sft in Oct.