Brave Buck won over 2m4f here in November but is still 4lb higher after three subsequent defeats. Warsaw Pact had Earcomesthedream, who won this last year off a higher mark, back in third when scoring at Towcester two runs ago. But Peter Pritchard's charge is 6lb better off now and it should be closer this time. EASTER DANCER can only be a tentative selection as this will be her first try over 3m but she produced a better effort when upped in trip at Wincanton last time and is a lot less exposed than most of these. Typhon De Guye is still 8lb higher than when recording his sole success in 2012.
Brave Buck 6-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 5 out, went 3rd from 2 out, no extra, 4th of 11, 14l behind Captain Clayton (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Feb.
Easter Dancer 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 14, 14l behind Koolala (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
The Bogman's Ball 50-1 (11-1) Led to before 5th, with leader, lost place 3 out (usual 4 out), soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, 46l behind Fayette County (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Typhon De Guye (FR) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, led narrowly 4 out, driven before 2 out, headed narrowly between last 2, every chance when mistake last, kept on until no extra towards finish, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Easy Beesy (11-8) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inside, weakening when mistake 3 out, 7th of 12, 41l behind Warsaw Pact (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Pressed leader, led narrowly 3rd, headed briefly after 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, chased winner, no impression and weakened to 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Warsaw Pact (9-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Power Of God (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Flementime (10-11) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Silent Cliche (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) (cp) led til hdd 8; wl bhnd 15, 3rd of 6, 38l behind Instant Shot (12-0) at Haydon 3m ptp sft in May.
Orlittlebylittle 25-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed before 5th, soon dropped out, last of 15, well behind Wintered Well (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling before 9th, stayed on from 2 out, modest 4th before last, 4th of 9, 34l behind Taradrewe (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Kapricorne (FR) 10-1 (10-6) Held up in touch, headway tracking leaders 10th, 3rd after next, soon one pace and no chance with leading duo, mistake last, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Solstice Son (11-8) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Hector's House 20-1 (10-1) Towards rear, plugged on from after 3 out, never involved, 6th of 12, 32l behind Warsaw Pact (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.