There should be more to come from Tolkeins Tango this season and he goes on the short-list in this finale. Royal Native didn't do a lot wrong behind So Fine on his reappearance at Fontwell and he should be winning soon while Tarvini goes well for a claimer, though is a bit more exposed than stablemate Cloudingstar. Bygones Sovereign and Fix It Right are others to consider but STORM ALERT has recorded a win and a second from two previous runs over course and distance and looks well up to scoring in this grade this season. If fully wound-up, Susan Gardner's gelding should make his presence felt again.
Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Prominent, led 3rd, mistake 6th, headed after 4 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 15, 16l behind Thomas Crapper (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
Gran Torino (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Held up mid-division, weakened from 7th, tailed off 4 out, pulled before 3 out, in a race won by Valoroso (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar, 7 ran.
Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, effort after 2 out (usual 3 out), soon chased leader, ridden and one pace last, no impression when lost 3rd flat, 4th of 13, 6l behind Decimus (11-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Royal Native (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Held up towards rear, reminders after 5 out, went 3rd after 2 out, chased winner after last, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 6, 6l behind So Fine (11-4) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Tarvini (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 6th, led 4 out, headed 2 out, held when slightly impeded flat, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Barton Jubilee 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, one pace last, 5th of 13, 6l behind Letemgo (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Fix It Right (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 7th, one pace after 3 out, no impression on fron pair from next, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Sinbad The Sailor (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Storm Alert 9-2 (11-7) Held up in last trio, good headway before 3 out, went 2nd soon after, hit 3 out, led and hit 2 out, pressed when hit last, headed final 100 yards, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Brunette'sonly (10-6) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.
Cloudingstar (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, driven on long run between last 2, no impression last, weakened flat, 6th of 7, 22l behind Virak (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Thedeboftheyear 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 8th, weakened after 3 out, bumped next, 9th of 12, 26l behind Dom Lukka (11-3) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Cute Court (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, headway 4 out, no chance with leaders, tailed off, 5th of 14, 44l behind Creepy (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Mixed Meaning (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Always towards rear, 14th of 18, well behind Bach On Tow (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.