It's only a matter of time before WYCHWOODS BROOK opens his account over timber and it could be today. The Sandown bumper winner found only Red Devil Boys too good at Doncaster last time and gets the nod. Key To The West has also been placed of late though he was still well beaten when runner-up at Uttoxeter and Market Rasen winner Saints And Sinners looks a bigger danger despite a below par effort last time. Barton Jubilee may figure if taking to hurdles and bumper winner Titchwood can only improve on his disappointing efforts over hurdles so far.
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Held up behind, some headway from before 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 27l behind African Gold (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.
Aldiva 33-1 (10-12) Hit 1st, always towards rear, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Oscatara (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Barton Jubilee 16-1 (11-4) Led 4f, tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Un Ace (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Dramatic Duke (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Le Reve (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft.
Freckle Face 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, led narrowly 5th, driven and headed before 2 out, soon ridden, no impression approaching last, 5th of 12, 12l behind Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Key To The West (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Prominent, every chance when not much room and mistake 2 out, soon no impression on winner, weakened before last, 2nd of 9, 16l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Knockraheen (IRE) 6-1 (11-7) Mid div, 5th gng well 5out, prog in 2nd aftr 4out, ev ch from 3out & rddn in 1l 2nd bef last, no ex nr fin, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Never Complain (11-7) at Boulta 3m ire ptp hvy in Nov.
Titchwood (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) 8th of 13, well behind Ugly Bug (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Whenindoubtdoit (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden 3 out, plugged on and went 4th before last, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 44l behind Princely Player (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Why Always Me (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Mid-division, dropped to rear and reminders 2nd, lost touch when pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Two Rockers (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 9 ran.
Wychwoods Brook 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, led 6th, ridden 2 out, headed last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Rum Ginney 80-1 (10-10) In touch, ridden and dropped to rear 5th, soon tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Mischievous Milly (10-10) at Fakenham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.