Buckhorn Timothy finished fourth at Stratford back in June and that looks stronger form than Thats Yer Man's placed effort at Wincanton. But SADDLERS ENCORE finished fifth to Josses Hill, who has subsequently won again, at Ascot on his debut and any improvement on that should see him off the mark. Dancing Shadow and Ugolin De Beaumont are newcomers worth noting though Wolftrap, a half-brother to a couple of winners, could prove best of the debutants.
Buckhorn Timothy 9-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Another Hero (11-5) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Dancing Shadow (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Be My Shadow.
Dawson City Midnight Legend gelding out of Running For Annie.
Knight Ofthe Realm 28-1 (11-0) Soon prominent, pushed along 5f out, lost place 2f out, 5th of 11, 25l behind Aqalim (10-4) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) gd in Dec.
Magnum Too (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Glenair Lucy.
Saddlers Encore (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed laong 7f out and again over 4f out, ridden and no extra in 5th over 2f out, 5th of 9, 9l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Thats Yer Man (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out, chased winner from 3f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd 2f out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Fair Dreamer (10-8) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Ugolin De Beaumont (FR) Alberto Giacometti gelding out of Okarina De Beaumont.
Wolftrap (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Dear Money.
Bredon Hill Poppy Kayf Tara filly out of Persian Clover.