Tallulah Mai has had just eight career starts, all on either fast ground or Polytrack, so it's uncertain how she'll handle these very testing conditions. Galantos has won just once in 18 starts over timber and was beaten a distance when last seen in April but Man Of Leisure has run well enough in the past when the mud has been flying. The only success for Hector's House so far came in a seller, though this isn't much better, and Snow Patrol has never improved from his victory over the C&D in 2007. GROSS PROPHET hasn't shown too much so far over timber but was placed from a higher mark in April and this eight-times Flat winner is given the nod in a poor finale.
Exiles Return (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) In touch, behind from 6th, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Theatrical Star (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Benozzo Gozzoli 28-1 (10-8) Mistake 3rd, always in rear, tailed off, 9th of 11, 49l behind Font (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Tallulah Mai 12-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th, mistake 3 out, every chance next, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Lukeys Luck (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
Acapulco Bay 14-1 (12-0) Wl bhnd when pu 12, in a race won by Balearic Star (12-5) at Bonvilston 3m ptp gf in Apr, 7 ran.
Galantos (GER) 16-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Mauritino (10-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Man Of Leisure 11-1 (10-12) Towards rear in 8th when stumbled badly and eventually fell 3rd, in a race won by Caunay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Gross Prophet 14-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, led approaching 6th, mistake 3 out, headed before next, soon lost place, 4th of 9, 21l behind Southway Star (10-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Hector's House 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden approaching 5th, not much room next, headway when not fluent 3 out, hit next, no extra flat, 4th of 14, 10l behind Dalrymple (10-6) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Gleannacreim (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, hit 10th, struggling from 13th, 5th of 6, well behind Casual Garcia (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Colonial Harry 80-1 (10-11) Prominent, lost place approaching 3rd, behind from 6th, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Teshali (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Father Figure (USA) 50-1 (10-1) Led, not fluent 2nd or 6th, headed 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 13th of 16, 45l behind Lucky Lukey (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Oct.
Snow Patrol 7-2 (10-6) Chased winner until not fluent 4th and dropped to rear before next, hit 7th, rallied from after 2 out, pressed winner on long run to last until no extra before last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Spider Boy (11-4) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Feb.