Grayswood has shown his best at Kempton so far but Al Furat was beaten only a length off today's mark over track and trip in August by Tinseltown. Both of the latter pair could figure once again. Fisher went close over hurdles last month and may get involved back on the level but fast ground is a worry for recent Pontefract third Gold Show. Danehill Flyer and Madrasa have something to prove off their current marks, so a chance is taken on top weight and course regular GRAN MAESTRO as he drops back down in class.
Gran Maestro (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Brigadoon (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Madrasa (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 4l behind Medieval Bishop (8-4) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Danehill Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Pulled hard early in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 25l behind Forced Family Fun (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Tinseltown 16-1 (10-13) Led, headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 26l behind Arthurs Secret (11-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
Cavalieri (IRE) 17-2 (10-13) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 13l behind Arthurs Secret (11-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Mar.
Gold Show 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside well over 1f out until over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pertuis (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Fisher 8-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, headed 9f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 14l behind Red Tyke (8-4) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul '12.
Grayswood 11-4fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Commissar (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Khelac 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and joined inside final furlong, already headed when hit near side rail inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Sword of The Lord (9-9) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Hot Spice 20-1 (8-9) Led, headed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Twelve Strings (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (4) sft in Oct.
Al Furat (USA) 10-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on outside, closed after 3f, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Naburn (9-6) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Rockweiller 9-2 (8-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Polar Forest (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.