Dark Lover wasn't beaten far in a Grade 3 handicap over C&D last month. A winner here on his reappearance, Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old may still be on a decent mark and should be thereabouts again. Tim Vaughan runs three with a 10lb claimer Jason Kiely on board the tough Hawkhill, though the top weight has already had a busy campaign. Sandown second Gallox Bridge may be more of a danger today. Turn Over Sivola makes his handicap debut having easily landed the odds at Plumpton last month while Open Day comes here off the back of a win at Leicester, though is 7lb higher now. Nicky Henderson runs Top Of The Range and the four-year-old TOM DU LYS and with Barry Geraghty taking the ride on the latter it's safe to assume he's the stable's first choice. A winner twice in his native France last year, he was well beaten on his UK debut in the spring but was probably still acclimatising and should be a different proposition now. He gets the nod though Nampour is well treated if getting back to anywhere near his best.
Hawkhill (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led at good pace, ridden and headed 2 out, lost 2nd before last, weakened flat, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 10l behind Wonderful Charm (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Oct.
Dan Breen (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Shared 2nd behind clear leader, closed 4th, ridden to chase winner after 2 out, lost 2nd flat, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Petit Robin (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
Bold Chief (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) In touch, ridden 4 out, weakened next, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Fox Appeal (11-10) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov, 11 ran.
Dark Lover (GER) 7-1 (10-3) Mid-division in touch, headway 4 out, chased leaders under pressure next, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 18, 8l behind Olofi (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Arctic Court (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off from 4 out, 15th of 16, well behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Top Of The Range (IRE) 2-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, chalenged before 2 out, every chance last, soon lost 2nd place, no extra last 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Fighting Flynn (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Tom Du Lys (FR) 9-1 (10-8) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway travelling well enough approaching 3 out, weakened well before next, tailed off, 10th of 13, 43l behind Lexi's Boy (11-1) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) sft in Apr.
Zama Zama 66-1 (11-2) Behind, mistake 5th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.
Nampour (FR) 16-1 (10-5) Chased leaders ridden and weakened before 2 out, 9th of 15, 14l behind Raya Star (11-12) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.
Kayaan 25-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway after 2nd, hit 5th, 6th and 3 out, weakened flat, 7th of 10, 9l behind Petit Robin (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Nov.
Falcarragh (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up in last pair, headway from after 2 out, stayed on to 3rd run-in, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 8-13fav (11-5) In touch in 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, led 2 out, clear last, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Looking Hopeful (10-12) by 7l, 8 ran.
Secret Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Always behind, struggling 4 out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Module (10-11) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) gs in Jan.
Open Day (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) Mid-division, not fluent and lost place 3rd, headway approaching 2 out (normal 3 out), led bypassing normal 2 out, pushed out, won at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov beating Grafite (11-5) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Gallox Bridge 20-1 (11-8) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, well held before mistake last, 2nd of 17, 17l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Trip The Light 8-1 (10-4) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased winner next, ridden and effort approaching last, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Harry Hunt (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Talkin Thomas (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear on inside, headway when not much room 5th, not much room when not fluent 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 13, 11l behind Thomas Crapper (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.