Mile House is another point-to-point recruit for Robert Stephens but may well find 2m here too sharp whilst Rock On Bollinski showed some promise in three bumpers but will need to answer harder questions if he's going to get on the scoresheet. Christmas Cracker has a very lengthy absence to deal with but does represent one of the top summer yards and requires a market check. However, this looks one for the champion jockey courtesy of OZZY THOMAS, backed into favouritism on his bumper debut when staying out stoutly to score. He seems sure to improve for that first experience at Worcester and should be more than good enough to follow up under similar conditions.
Ozzy Thomas (IRE) 15-8fav (10-13) Mid-division, headway 4f out, switched right 3f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gf beating Raise A Spark (10-13) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mile House (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Rcd 5th on outer, cl up 4out, no ch with wnr but kow, 2nd of 18, 15l behind Book Of Excuses (11-6) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.
The Phantom Winger 28-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 15l behind Southfield Royale (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Ty'n Y Wern 8-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 8th of 9, well behind Jacks Last Hope (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Rock On Bollinski 11-1 (10-10) Mid-division on outside, headway 8f out, ran green and weakened over 3f out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Its A Sting (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Christmas Cracker 4-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 6f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 29l behind Giveagirlachance (10-7) at Lingfield 2m (6) std in Jan '13.