Unpartou has his first start since arriving from France but did win a juvenile hurdle at Compeigne in August. He's probably the main danger to IT'S A GIMME, who sets a decent standard on his defeat of subsequent Grade 1 runner-up Colour Squadron at Newbury in November. Waterunder won a point-to-point in November and was then fourth in a Fontwell bumper. He could be the pick of the remainder, though Fergall should improve for his sixth at Taunton.
It's A Gimme (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) In touch in 6th, headway to chase leaders 3 out, 3rd and edged left 2 out, continued to hang left, led soon after last, hung left flat, driven out, won at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov beating Colour Squadron (11-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Bally Gunner 200-1 (11-0) Behind, lost touch 4th, stayed on into mid-division after 3 out, never near leaders, 6th of 14, 15l behind Close House (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Bobbits Way 150-1 (11-4) Behind, struggling 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Pearl Swan (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs, 12 ran.
Count Vettori (IRE) 80-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, kept on same pace final 3f, 5th of 12, 30l behind Vrai Vert (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Douchkirk (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Not fluent 1st, always behind, never on terms, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind All The Aces (11-0) at Newbury 2m hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Fergall (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Raced keenly, held up behind, headway 3 out, chased leaders under pressure next, kept on same pace, no impression when not fluent last, 6th of 14, 19l behind Salubrious (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Great Kicker (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 6th, lost place 7th, jumped left 3 out, no impression, 11th of 14, 31l behind Abnaki (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Jamesson (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, pushed along and behind from 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Ohio Gold (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Just Watch Ollie (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 7th, soon behind, 10th of 13, well behind Black Thunder (10-10) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Power Man (IRE) 50-1 (10-13) Led, pushed along and headed 4f out, stayed chasing leaders until weakened under pressure over 1f out, 7th of 12, 5l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-1) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Dec.
Ripoff 10-1 (10-2) Held up in rear on outside, not fluent, behind 5th, 9th of 10, 22l behind Gallox Bridge (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gf in Oct.
Samuel George 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, soon chasing leaders, hard driven over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Trespasser (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) gd in Dec.
Seymour Legend 100-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair in touch, outpaced 4 out, 4th and beaten when mistake next, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Diocles (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Sutton Storm 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, effort over
Waterunder (IRE) 5-2fav (11-6) Made most until ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 12, 22l behind Danandy (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft.
Unpartou (FR) (10-3) won at Compiegne(FR) 2m 1f hdl sft in Aug beating L'astronef (10-7) by hd, 16 ran.
Josh's Dreamway (IRE) 7-2 (10-11) Raced wide in touch, headway over 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, ridden and one pace when hung right over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 12, 10l behind Shutthefrontdoor (11-1) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Dec.
Sporting Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Led until 4th, ridden after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Memorabilia (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) gs.