Little Louie made a promising start behind Bringhomeminty on the Polytrack at Kempton only eight days ago. It would be no surprise if he put that experience to good use here but David Pipe has his string firing on all cylinders and winning pointer VIRTUEL D'OUDON can make a winning start for new connection on his debut under Rules. Mercers Court has yet to show much in bumpers so newcomers Exitas may be the pick of the remainder.
Exitas (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of Suntas.
Killshannon (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Alw pr, cl 4th 3out, sn not qckn, ko, 4th of 14, 9l behind Venitien De Mai (10-13) at Rockfield 3m ire ptp in Nov.
Little Louie 40-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 16, 17l behind Bringithomeminty (11-2) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Mercers Court (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) In touch, led narrowly after 4f, headed over 6f out, lost place 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 35l behind Son Of Suzie (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Tara Bridge Kayf Tara gelding out of Annie Greenlaw.
Vesuvhill (FR) 50-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 7f out, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 13, 21l behind Battle Born (10-12) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Virtuel D'oudon (FR) 4-1 (11-9) Ld/disp from 4th, ld bef 3out, hdd 3out, fought back aftr 2out to ld bef last where mstk, so best flat, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp in Dec beating Fletcher (11-9) by nk, 12 ran.