In The Crowd finished a couple of lengths ahead of Arte Del Calcio when third at Ludlow on his hurdling bow and he should go close in this. BORDONI was better than both of the above on the Flat, however, and arrives on the back of a win over 2m at Yarmouth. If he transfers his superiority over to hurdling then John Ferguson's charge should come out best in this. Dalmo may finish closer dropped in class while Palus San Marco and Hector's Chance are other hurdling debutants from the Flat to keep an eye on.
Dalmo 25-1 (11-1) Led, not fluent and tended to go left, headed after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 10, 38l behind Mcvicar (10-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Arte Del Calcio 20-1 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, headway after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, 4th and beaten when mistake last, one pace, 4th of 10, 9l behind Tidal Way (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Asian Prince (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Disputed lead, driven and outpaced over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 7, 8l behind Garde La Victoire (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct.
Best In Show 28-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Renoir's Lady (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct (flat).
Bordoni (USA) 9-4 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Yarmouth 2m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Petaluma (8-9) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran (flat).
Cash Injection 50-1 (10-12) Held up, mistake 2nd, jumped right and mistake next, headway 5th, outpaced 3 out, plugged on before last, went modest 3rd flat, tailed off, 3rd of 6, 40l behind Vasco Du Ronceray (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Dance With Me (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, last of 13, 22l behind Rhagori (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug (flat).
Extremely Alert 100-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, soon pushed along, ridden over 4f out, never dangerous, 7th of 15, 34l behind Albasharah (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct (flat).
Hector's Chance 66-1 (8-0) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 12l behind Layali Dubai (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov (flat).
In The Crowd (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Prominent, wandered into 1st and 3rd, lost place when mistake 5th, stayed on well flat, went 3rd towards finish, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Tidal Way (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Oh So Charming 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, ridden 2 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 11, 38l behind Dollar Bill (10-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
One For The Girls 25-1 (8-2) Keen led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 37l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy in Oct (flat).
Palus San Marco (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 16, 4l behind Scottish Boogie (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct (flat).
Poetic Power (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in rear, some headway after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 26l behind Mcvicar (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, some headway to chase leaders when blundered 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 46l behind Counsel (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Allusive Power (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th until before 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 12l behind Ironically (10-3) at Leicester 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (3yo) (4) sft in Nov.