GOD OF THE KOP looks to have a good opportunity to get off the mark over hurdles. His latest third at Chepstow to Desert Joe is the best recent form on offer. Foundation Man disappointed stepped up in trip last time and the return to 2m should bring an improvement while Ballymacahillcross showed some promise on his hurdling bow at Plumpton and he may figure. Uxizandre was placed over hurdles on his only start in France back in May and makes his debut for Alan King and newcomer Coddington Boy is worth keeping an eye on for the future.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 10, 22l behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs.
Ballymacahillcross (IRE) 3-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge after 3 out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 8l behind Regal One (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Coddington Boy Fair Mix gelding out of Coddington Girl.
Foundation Man (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, ridden next, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 24l behind Kaysersberg (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
God Of The Kop (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd before last, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Desert Joe (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Leeroar (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Always in rear, behind from 5th, last of 9, well behind Golden Hoof (10-12) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Uxizandre (FR) (10-5) 2nd of 16, 1l behind Pedregalejo (10-5) at Compiegne(FR) 2m 1f hdl gd in May.
Nuisance 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, blundered 4th, tailed off, 12th of 14, 48l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.