PEVERIL has a lot of weight to carry but he looks potentially very smart; Bescot Springs, Firm Order and Kennel Hill looks the three main dangers in a race with a bit of dead wood. The selection has been off for two months since a good win at Leicester on his hurdling bow. He should have learnt plenty from that and he can concede weights to all but one of his rivals. The other penalised runner is The Giant Bolster who also comers here on the back of a mini break. He was outclassed behind Duke Of Lucca last time out but can bounce back in this easier grade. Bescott Springs ran well at Ffos Las last month, Firm Order's effort behind Salden Licht is solid and he ran well next time up at Fakenham, whilst Handtheprizeover will be one for handicaps after this start. Hermoso needs a market check as this former Irish point-to-pointer makes his debut under rules, Ironical looks like he needs a bit more time, whilst Rester Vrai and Roko Dancer should be monitored for market support, especially the latter whose Silver Kate form is solid. Kennel Hill has faced some stiff opposition of late but he sets the standard on his second to Tell Massini in December although he is yet to win. We return to Peveril as the selection.
Peveril 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, led soon after 3 out, over 1 length clear when not fluent last and soon joined, driven and stayed on well to assert towards finish, won at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Nov beating Daring Origyn (10-11) by 1l, 10 ran.
The Giant Bolster 14-1 (11-5) Pulled hard and prominent, under pressure before 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 15, 21l behind Duke Of Lucca (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Dec.
Alaska View (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd apporachig 4th, fell 6th, in a race won by Edge Of Town (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 11 ran.
Bescot Springs (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led approaching 2 out, soon headed, no extra, 5th of 13, 10l behind Meath All Star (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Firm Order (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, chased leaders 3 out, soon hard ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind No Rules (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Good To Be Grey 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 15, 41l behind Predictive (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Handtheprizeover 125-1 (11-5) In touch, lost place 6th, struggling in rear next, 7th of 10, 21l behind Little George (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Hermoso (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Rcd cl 3rd, mstks 4th & 7th, gng well 3out, prog up to disp last, ko best, won at Maralin 3m ire ptp sft in Oct beating Sunnyside (11-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Ironical (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) In touch, weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 15, 34l behind Predictive (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Kennel Hill (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Mistake 1st, never travelling in rear, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Tidal Bay (11-0) at Cheltenham 3m hdl G2 (1) sft in Jan.
Rester Vrai (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Disputed lead to 5f out, remained well there until weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind You're So Vain (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Roko Dancer (FR) 13-2 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, not fluent next, ridden approaching 2 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 11, 15l behind Silver Kate (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Spit (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, chased leaders approaching 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Horsford (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Squinch 13-2 (10-7) Held up, jumped slow 6th, soon struggling never dangerous, 5th of 9, well behind Restless Harry (10-12) at Towcester 2m 5f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) hvy in Nov.
Tannenberg (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Always in rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 10l behind Augustus John (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan (flat).
Munlochy Bay 16-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, weakened quickly after 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Dream Esteem (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Jan, 13 ran.
Against The Rules 250-1 (9-12) Led, pulled hard, headed after 2nd, mistake 4 out, gradually weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by No Rules (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan, 14 ran.
Doran's Lodge (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 3rd, struggling from next, 6th of 11, 23l behind Hunterview (10-11) at Warwick 2m Juvenile Maiden Hurdle (4yo) (4) sft in Jan.