Khudoua was expected to improve for the step up to 1m3f last time but was beaten four lengths and has failed to land the odds on his last couple of starts now. SEAMLESS is preferred as he showed a big improvement when staying on for fourth on his return to action at Kempton and there should be more to come over this extra furlong. Elidor is more exposed but not without a chance if staying the trip while Unex Modigliani is better than his latest poor effort at Wolverhampton suggests. Woodacre and Swinging Sultan are both bumper winners, athough the latter has cut little ice in a couple of starts on the Flat so far.
Mad Moose (IRE) 80-1 (11-10) Refused to race, took no part, in a race won by Sprinter Sacre (11-10) at Aintree 2m 4f chs G1 (1) gd, 6 ran.
Sammyman 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 7f out, ridden 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 18, 2l behind Kings Lad (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Mar '12.
Swinging Sultan 20-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 8l behind Wyldfire (8-9) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs.
Woodacre 2-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway going well over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Josh Deets (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Rock of Ages 16-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, hard driven over 4f out, soon outpaced, rallied over 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 5, 7l behind No Truth (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Unex Modigliani (IRE) 5-2 (9-13) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 10l behind Continental Divide (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Celtic Legacy 100-1 (9-12) Dwelt and bumped start, in touch in rear, headway on outer to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Opera Box (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol.
Lil Sophella (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, chased leader until 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 5, 49l behind Tight Lipped (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Elidor 5-2 (9-5) Tracked leader until halfway, went 2nd again on inside 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, outpaced to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Libertarian (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gs.
Khudoua 1-2fav (8-8) Led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Sizzler (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Seamless 9-4 (8-8) Held up in 7th, pushed along 3f out, went 4th over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind King Muro (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol.