Royal Player and Algernon Pazham were both engaged at Warwick yesterday but would have a decent chance if lining up here. The latter is probably the form pick on his defeat of Silsol at Leicester in December, though the runner-up has been beaten twice since and Paul Nicholls should know where he stands with DORMELLO MO. The four-year-old caused a bit of a surprise at Strasbourg in October but obviously showed enough for new connections to buy him out of Waldemar Himmel's yard and he won't fail through lack of fitness. Arthur's Oak is the type to improve with experience and Unowhatimeanharry has ability but still tends to pull a little too hard.
Benefits Well (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Shantou Magic (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Royal Player 5-1 (11-0) Made all, ridden run-in, held on well, won at Exeter 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan beating Tinker Time (11-0) by 3l, 15 ran.
Algernon Pazham (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 5th, ridden in 3rd and beaten after 7th, went 18 lengths 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 20l behind Urban Hymn (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Another Brandy (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up in 3rd, closed before 8th, pushed along from 11th, struggling next, weakened 4 out, 3rd of 4, 48l behind Persian Snow (11-0) at Warwick 2m 4f nov chs (3) sft in Jan.
Arthur's Oak 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, left remote 4th 2 out, 4th of 11, 39l behind Enchanted Garden (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Back By Midnight 100-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Sign Of A Victory (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Castletown (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, towards rear from 5th, went 4th before 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 10, 49l behind Copper Birch (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Hot Pepper 50-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling final 7f, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Justanother Muddle (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) hvy in Dec.
Master Max Reset gelding out of Folly Finnesse.
Saint Breiz (FR) 7-1 (12-0) Ld til jnd 3out, no ex late, 5th of 8, 6l behind Bunnenaugh (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gf in Apr '12.
Silvergrove 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 13, 17l behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Tresor De La Vie (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch, pushed along and weakened soon after 3 out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Southfield Theatre (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Unowhatimeanharry 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, steadied when not fluent 2nd, not fluent 5th, headway after 3 out, went 3rd before next, drifted left and no impression before last, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Junction Fourteen (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Wilde And Willing (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Turtlena.
Y A Bon (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) In touch, jumped right 1st, mistake and battled for well held 3rd after 3 out until next, no impression, 6th of 10, well behind Horizontal Speed (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) hvy in Jan.
Dormello Mo (FR) (10-7) won at Strasbourg(FR) 2m 1f 3yo hdl sft in Oct beating Aux Ptits Oignons (10-5) by 4l, 10 ran.
Catch The Katt 50-1 (10-9) Chased winner, pushed along 12f out, lost 2nd over 10f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Tullyesker Hill (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Langarve Lass (IRE) 150-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, tailed off 4 out, 15th of 18, well behind Pearl Castle (10-7) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.