Horizontal Speed has been running well despite carrying a penalty for his earlier win at Exeter. But he may find one too good again here in the shape of FOGGY'S WALL. The dual bumper winner made a promising start to hurdling when third at Exeter and Paul Nicholls' charge gets the nod in this. Point-to-point winner Another Brandy makes his hurdling debut after placing in bumpers and Dream Deal looks a bigger threat on his third in testing ground at Chepstow.
Horizontal Speed (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Prominent, led 7th, headed next, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, left in 2nd and hampered last, kept on, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind The Last Samuri (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Alfie Joe 33-1 (9-0) Prominent over 2f, soon lost place and behind, ran on again inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 13, 11l behind The Mongoose (9-8) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May (flat).
Another Brandy (IRE) 2-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 10f out, pushed along over 3f out, no chance with easy winner, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 15l behind Tullyesker Hill (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Billy My Boy 7-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced over 6f out, 7th of 9, 42l behind Nurse Ratched (9-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May.
Daveron (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, ridden 8f out, lost place over 6f out, behind 5f out, last of 10, well behind Chatterbox (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr '12.
Dream Deal 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 16, 5l behind Going Concern (10-12) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Foggy's Wall (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Tracked winner, every chance 2 out, soon lost 2nd place, kept on and no impression before last, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Prideofthecastle (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd.
Gladstone (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Behind, some headway into mid-division on outside 5th, ridden after next, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Madness Light (10-9) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Gunner Fifteen (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Larks Rising 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led 10f out, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 44l behind Mountain King (11-2) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Powerful Action (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, effort 3 out, soon beaten, 11th of 18, well behind Champagne West (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Pure Poteen (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden and struggling 4f out, well beaten final 2f, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Larks Rising (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
More Tricks 200-1 (10-10) Blundered 3 out, always behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Blue Buttons (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Saint Helena (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Dwelt towards rear, headway over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Cuckoo Rock (10-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f (5) sft in Oct (flat).