Barney Curley's Me Fein caught the eye at Huntingdon last month and could be on a decent mark for his handicap debut over hurdles. Ban Uisce has already won three times this year and gets on well with Mark Quinlan. He's 7lb higher than when scoring at Plumpton latest but can't be ignored here, while Timetoring goes well on heavy ground and will be all the better for a recent run at Chepstow. But we're prepared to take a chance on the fitness of SUPREME DE PAILLE, who hasn't raced since getting off the mark at Huntingdon in March last year but is lightly-raced and probably open to more improvement than his rivals.
Palm Reader (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, in 4th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Cocoa Key (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Oct, 13 ran.
Ban Uisce (IRE) 4-9fav (11-5) Close up, led 2nd, not fluent 5th, kept on well from last, pushed out, won at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Nov beating Wheres Johnny (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
True Blue Saga (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) In touch, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 7th of 11, 26l behind Tiger O'Toole (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Mar.
Supreme de Paille (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led, headed approaching 4th, led approaching 5th, hung right approaching last where mistake, ran on well flat, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Mar '09 beating E Major (10-7) by 6l, 13 ran.
Sun Tzu (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, fell heavily 7th, in a race won by Hatton's Wood (10-13) at Wexford 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 in Jul, 15 ran.
Timetoring 5-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, effort 4 out, 5th and one pace when hit 2 out, weakened last, 8th of 13, 31l behind Thelobstercatcher (10-12) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
Deep Reflection 28-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4th, in rear and reminders from 7th, soon struggling, tailed off from 10th, last of 7, well behind Smuglin (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.
Piment D'estruval (FR) 14-1 (11-9) Mid-division, no danger and kept on without threatening from before 3 out, 7th of 15, 17l behind Doctor Scott (11-7) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Oct '09.
Swiss Guard 14-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, no impression flat, 4th of 9, 12l behind Points of View (10-11) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Me Fein 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 4th, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 16, 23l behind Gibb River (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
I Can Run Can You (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Towards rear, not fluent and ridden 5th, lost touch after next, pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Winning Show (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep, 12 ran.