More Of That was very easy to back on his hurdling debut at Folkestone last year but won in a canter and should have plenty more to offer. Ardlui has won over hurdles but is possibly better on the Flat but Chepstow third Cloudy Bob is worth a second look and Rock Relief could figure if an absence since June doesn't prove an inconvenience. TWELVE ROSES didn't do a lot wrong when beaten by the in-form Staigue Fort on fast ground at Exeter. He many have just needed that and, back on an easier surface, can go one better today though Pas Trop Tard is gradually edging towards a decent mark.
Pas Trop Tard (FR) 28-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led before 5 out, headed 2 out, no extra run-in, 4th of 11, 5l behind Stormy Weather (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
More Of That (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leading trio, went 3rd approaching omitted 4th, tracked leader travelling well on long run to last, led on bit and not fluent last, unextended, won at Folkestone 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec beating Utopian (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Ardlui (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 9th of 16, 10l behind Dr Livingstone (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std in Jan.
Vasco D'ycy (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Held up on outside, closed 7th, outpaced 4 out, soon well beaten, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ubak (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Rock Relief (IRE) 13-2 (10-6) Mid-division, jumped slow 3rd, pushed along and in rear 5th, reminders before 4 out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 24l behind Orsippus (11-7) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-155 (2) gd in Apr.
Twelve Roses 7-4fav (11-12) Chased winner throughout, not fluent 5th, ridden when hit 3 out, driven and no impression between last 2, soon hung right, hit last, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Staigue Fort (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Oct.
Scarlet Fire (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden before last, kept on, 8th of 10, 29l behind Phoenix Returns (10-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Great Value (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway 7th, not clear run soon after, close 4th when hampered and fell 2 out, in a race won by Hi Note (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Sep '12, 9 ran.
Cloudy Bob (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Took keen hold and prominent, led 2nd, ridden and headed bypassin omitted 2 out, lost 2nd before last, plugged on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Hidden Identity (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.
Northern Oscar (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up, mistake 2nd, struggling 6th, no impression, 7th of 15, 44l behind Oyster Shell (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Mr Crystal (FR) 11-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, tailed off before 10th, pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Garleton (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gd in May '12, 10 ran.