Sir Frank won on fast ground at Exeter last month but a 9lb rise seems a little excessive given he was all out to win by a nose. FIX IT RIGHT is preferred off a 6lb higher mark after scoring over track and trip and Emma Lavelle's yard remains in fine form. Any Given Moment has a chance of reversing latest running with the selection on better terms, but Presence Felt was a big disappointment at Newbury last time having gone close on his previous start. Kings Lodge can race off a slightly lower mark back over hurdles though he's been well beaten over fences of late.
Sir Frank (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 5 out, led 3 out, strongly challenged after last, just held on, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov beating Georgian King (11-2) by ns, 15 ran.
Timesishard (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Mid-division, hit 7th, weakened before 4 out, soon tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Moorlands Mist (10-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Corkage (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Towards rear, mistake 4th, struggling next, tailed off 7th, 10th of 11, well behind Off The Ground (11-0) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.
Midnight Oscar (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, fell 9th, in a race won by Annacotty (11-4) at Kempton 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Kings Lodge 9-1 (11-9) Prominent on outside, not much room and lost place 2nd, closed 4th, went 2nd 13th until before 15th, weakened before 3 out, pecked 3 out, 5th of 9, 19l behind Jayandbee (10-0) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Presence Felt (IRE) 11-4fav (11-2) In touch, headway to chase leaders 5th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 11th of 14, 30l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Fix It Right (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Held up, took keen hold, not much room and switched right before 8th, closed after, challenged 3 out, soon led, driven and edged right before last, all out, won at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov beating Any Given Moment (11-2) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Wolf Shield (IRE) 9-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, joined leader 6th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 10, well behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Any Given Moment (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, jumped right 1st, challenged 3 out, no impression on winner before last, stayed on to close again towards finish but always held, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Fix It Right (11-5) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.