SHE'S ON THE CASE reverts to hurdles after falling behind Battlecry at Newbury last time. She seems sure to still have a future over fences but does look on a more than workable hurdles mark here and can recoup Newbury losses. Orion Express has a C&D success to his name and will be happier here than when seemingly not relishing a soft ground, long distance slog at Fontwell last time. He's fully exposed but should run his race. Stablemate Sea Saffron has similar credentials whilst The Composer merits respect from near to the foot of the weights. Spanish Cruise has shown little since joining Charlie Longsdon and it will be interesting to see if the first-time application of blinkers can work the oracle.
Thedeboftheyear 40-1 (11-2) Prominent in chasing group, lost place 9th, behind and struggling 11th, tailed off when blundered 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Bless The Wings (11-11) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Spanish Cruise (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th, led
Fred Kennet 14-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, not fluent and ridden 8th, mistake next, soon lost touch, tired when mistake 11th, pulled up before 13th, in a race won by Comehomequietly (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) gd in Oct, 5 ran.
Ceepeegee (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) With winner until not fluent 7th, soon weakened, last of 14, well behind Gunna Be A Devil (11-9) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Orion Express 18-1 (11-5) Held up well in rear, never on terms, behind and no chance when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 6, 42l behind Always Bold (11-9) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Skipper Robin (FR) 9-1 (11-9) Led, not always fluent, ridden after 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 39l behind Whispering Jack (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Mar.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Never going in rear, ridden 5th, struggling in rear when blundered next, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Enfant De Lune (11-4) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Sea Saffron 20-1 (10-2) In touch, ridden 4 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 19l behind Palace Jester (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
She's On The Case (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Held up, hit 7th, closed after 11th, fell 14th, in a race won by Battlecry (10-8) at Newbury 3m 2f am hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov, 7 ran.
Waldsee (GER) 50-1 (11-7) Held up, always behind, struggling in rear 4 out, well tailed off when mistake next, 8th of 9, dis behind Azione (10-4) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Carrickmines (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Held up last, headway on outside after 3 out, led approaching and travelling well when fell 2 out, in a race won by Water Garden (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) gs, 10 ran.
Hazy Dawn 28-1 (11-8) Soon led, not in front after 3rd, losing place when mistake 8th, 10th of 12, 42l behind Valid Point (11-10) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Medicinal (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, dropped to last when not fluent 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Wester Ross (11-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
The Composer 4-1 (11-6) Prominent, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before next, 4th of 5, 27l behind Orion Express (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Nov.
Drumbeater (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7th until next and again briefly when ridden 3 out, no impression 2 out, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Orion Express (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Nov.