An ordinary finale and Meirig's Dream will be fancied to enjoy a change of luck having only found one too good in his last three starts. The market will probably be the best guide to the chances of Todareistodo, Bathwick Junior and Admiral Blake who all return from a break, though the former was second to OLD MAGIC in this 12 months ago. The winner is 2lb better off now, however, and could easily win this again if ridden with more restraint than at Ludlow. Ivebeenthinking won at Uttoxeter before finishing third at Plumpton and could also figure.
Kimora (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Held up off the pace in 5th, mistake and struggling 6th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Brave Buck (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Oct.
Todareistodo 5-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when not fluent 3rd, dropped to 3rd from 5th, weakened 3 out, 3rd of 4, 20l behind Ice 'n' Easy (11-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Rigid 12-1 (11-6) Raced keenly in touch, driven and outpaced after 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 9, 17l behind Whispering Harry (10-4) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Out Of Nothing 6-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden when not fluent 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 10, 28l behind Changing The Guard (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul '12.
Cash Injection 12-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 7, 23l behind Clarion Call (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Oct.
Spunky 100-1 (11-0) Held up, always behind, tailed off after 2 out, 11th of 13, well behind King Rolfe (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Chankillo 8-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent 1st, headed 4th, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, well behind Easy Beesy (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f (5) sft in Oct.
Old Magic (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Got flyer at start and clear until 4th, headed before 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 8, 11l behind Makari (11-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Chased leading trio, mistake and lost place 6th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 37l behind Killala Quay (11-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Bathwick Junior 3-1 (11-8) Held up, headway 3 out, soon ridden, kept on one, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Capellini (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
No Ifs No Buts 33-1 (10-8) Mid-division, went remote 4th after 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 12, 44l behind Easy Beesy (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f (5) sft in Oct.
Pagham Belle 28-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced on outside before 3 out, no impression before nxt, 8th of 14, 10l behind Hail Tiberius (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Ivebeenthinking 4-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, went 3rd at the last, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 16l behind Just When (11-7) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Clear Mix 66-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 4th, ridden and weakened after next, 10th of 11, 36l behind In By Midnight (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Dalrymple (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, mistake 4 out, weakened next, mistake 2 out, 7th of 11, 24l behind Hail Tiberius (10-9) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 3-1fav (10-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 3 out, no chance with winner when went right next, 2nd of 13, 15l behind Just When (11-7) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Admiral Blake 5-2fav (10-6) Held up behind, outpaced approaching bypassed 3 out, chased leaders under pressure before next, stayed on to take 2nd at last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 10l behind Gilzean (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Sylvan Legend 100-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 3 out, weakened soon after, 8th of 11, 48l behind Hannibal The Great (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.