Winning bumper BALTIMORE ROCK probably need only reproduce the form of his debut third behind It's A Doddle at Ffos Las to open his account over hurdles and he has plenty of improvement in him. Winning pointer Midnight Thunder was no match for Stand To Reason at Newbury last time but could be progressing and looks the danger with none of the others having shown enough so far to merit serious consideration. Billy My Boy and Barton Heather may be the best of them.
Baltimore Rock (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 5th, chased leaders 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden, rallied and every chance approaching bypassed last, kept on, held near finish, 3rd of 14, 1l behind It's A Doddle (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Billy My Boy 50-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, ridden in 5th after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 14, 31l behind Horizontal Speed (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Carpies Boy 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, 8th of 11, 27l behind Bobble Boru (10-9) at Ludlow 1m 6f mdn NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Midnight Thunder (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, jumped slowly 2nd, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace and no impression when hung right and mistake 2 out, left in poor 2nd at the last, 2nd of 5, 16l behind Stand To Reason (11-5) at Newbury 2m hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Wansbeck 33-1 (11-7) Prom in chsng group til wknd 11, 6th of 13, 37l behind All But Grey (12-0) at Four Burrow 2m 4f ptp gf in May.
Wheelavim 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened approaching 5th, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Goohar (10-9) at Haydock 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.
Barton Heather 100-1 (10-4) Pressed leader, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 12, 44l behind Wuff (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
My Space 10-1 (11-7) (h) ss; a wl bhnd, 8th of 10, 40l behind Youwouldtoo (11-0) at Four Burrow 2m 4f ptp gf in May.
Peaceful Gardens 66-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Blue Buttons (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Rosa Fleet (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Prominent, mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, lost place after next, behind 6th, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Legacy Gold (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.