Not a strong race by any stretch of the imagination and BEDOUIN BAY was such a convincing winner at Worcester last night that it's hard to field against him despite the additional penalty. Ullswater has a first start for Emma Lavelle and cannot be totally dismissed if he can reproduce a fair second in a hot handicap at Worcester. White Diamond is exposed as modest but she did win a Fakenham contest off a mark of 95 and is just 3lb higher on a return to hurdling. Interestingly, Sam Twiston-Davies sticks with Nether Stream and following a pleasing enough performance off tonight's mark at Wincanton last month, it's not hard to understand why. Border Station cut little ice over fences and he is best watched in the market on his reappearance.
Bedouin Bay 4-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, led before 2 out, clear last, ran on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf beating Watchmetail (10-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Border Station (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Towards rear, struggling halfway, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Doheny Bar (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Ullswater (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced after 7th, headway on outside 3 out, plugged on, 6th of 11, 9l behind Ray Diamond (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Bivouac (UAE) 25-1 (10-12) Fell 1st, in a race won by Jimmy The Hat (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gs, 10 ran.
White Diamond 7-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, led after 2 out (normal 3 out), ridden and hung right flat, stayed on, won at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec beating Kayfton Pete (11-11) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Dalrymple (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway approaching 5th, badly outpaced after 3 out, rallied on outside approaching last, hit last kept on run-in, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Nothing Is Forever (11-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Nether Stream (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden after 2 out, stayed on before last, kept on under pressure into 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Osmosia (10-1) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Bernisdale 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway after 5th, outpaced from 3 out, no impression on leaders, mistakes 2 out and last, 5th of 13, 16l behind North London (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Sep.
Benefitofhindsight 5-1 (10-7) Led, headed before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened last, 5th of 16, 13l behind Take The Crown (10-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Bach On Tow (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, steady headway 3 out, pushed along in 5th when mistake 2 out weakened between last 2, 7th of 11, 15l behind Nothing Is Forever (11-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.