Radio Nowhere was second at Towcester on Boxing Day but isn't really improving so we'll give another chance to AWBEG MASSINI. He went very close over 3m at Chepstow last time and had earlier been placed over this trip at Fontwell when he probably should have been ridden closer to the pace. Best Director has hinted at ability and Fourovakind was a good third at Chepstow on his belated hurdling debut and could be a threat if that has brought him forward.
Awbeg Massini (IRE) 17-2 (10-11) Led, jumped right 6th and 8th, ridden before last, weakened and headed near finish, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 7, hd behind Alberobello (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Bertie Boru (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, in 3rd and weakening when blundered last, 6th of 7, 10l behind Alberobello (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Best Director (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, not fluent and bumped 5th, soon ridden, weakened 3 out, 8th of 13, 37l behind My Tent Or Yours (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan.
Coddington Boy 50-1 (10-9) Always behind, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Big Society (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Direct Approach (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Led to 5th, lost place 6th, soon in rear, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.
Fourovakind 22-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on from last to take 3rd flat, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind O'faolains Boy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Lowparklad (IRE) 4-6 (11-7) Alw pr, went 3rd 4out, ld 2out, slow at last & blst ld, row up to regain ld bef line, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp sft in Nov '10 beating Festival Bound (11-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Matchlock (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Katies Gun.
Norse Wren 100-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, outpaced 4 out, in 8th and well held when fell 3 out, in a race won by Up And Go (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Jan, 17 ran.
Radio Nowhere (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up, hit 3 out, switched right when making progress after 2 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 28l behind Thomas Crapper (11-4) at Towcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Signed Request (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4th, weakened 3 out, 15th of 16, well behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Fast Ruby 100-1 (10-7) In rear, behind 6th, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Glorious Twelfth (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.