It would be no surprise to see Dushy Valley get involved despite having his first start since falling in a chase at this meeting last year. He can race off a 9lb lower mark back over timber. Soft ground is a worry for Theoystercatcher and Lady From Geneva hasn't raced since May, so another chance goes to MATAKO. The latter has posted a couple of better efforts of late and he can race off the same mark in what looks a less competitive event. Thedeboftheyear ran well here early in the year and Sudden Light has the past form to figure if back to her best.
Thedeboftheyear 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 12, 31l behind Royal Native (11-6) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Hurricane Ivan (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up, pushed along before 5th, outpaced from 7th, weakened 3 out, 4th of 5, 41l behind Hannibal The Great (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) gd.
Matako (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Mid-division, effort 2 out, hit last, never troubled leaders, 5th of 13, 8l behind Mini Muck (11-11) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Lady From Geneva 9-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, pushed along after 7th, weakened 4 out, 6th of 12, 22l behind Sapphire Rouge (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Theoystercatcher (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, some headway after 7th, jumped right 3 out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 21l behind William Percival (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Ask The Boss 100-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place before 3rd, behind from 4 out, 9th of 10, 34l behind Doctor Harper (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Dushy Valley (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Led narrowly, headed 7th, regained narrow lead after next, headed 10th, 5th and under pressure when fell 3 out (usual 4 out), in a race won by Midnight Charmer (9-7) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec '12, 10 ran.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Held up behind in touch, struggling when went right 12th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Bobcatbilly (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd, 9 ran.
Midnight Mustang 10-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 4 out, weakened after next, 7th of 15, 26l behind Rigolo Ville (11-6) at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Miss Tinks 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 3rd, reminder after 5th, no impression, 9th of 14, 17l behind Seaside Shuffle (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) gd.
Residence And Spa (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 10, 33l behind Boss In Boots (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Acosta 25-1 (10-1) Soon detatced and struggling in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 15th, in a race won by Phoenix Des Mottes (9-9) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp 0-100 (5) gd, 8 ran.
Sudden Light (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, lost place 5 out, behind when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Night Of Passion (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 12 ran.
Just Watch Ollie (IRE) 80-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, lost place before 6 out, 9th of 10, well behind Boss In Boots (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.