This is little better than a seller so The Society Man, who won at that level at Market Rasen on Boxing Day, must be worth a second look with Gerard Galligan taking off 10lb. But this should be within the capabilities of LAUBERHORN, who has his sights lowered and should appreciate the return to a longer trip after three runs over 2m. Marleno also has half a chance while Shropshirelass could make her presence felt for Zoe and Gemma Gracey-Davidson but this is not a race on which to risk the mortgage.
Numen (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 32l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Marleno (GER) 11-2 (10-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 8th, never on terms, 6th of 7, 19l behind George Nympton (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Meridiem 7-2fav (11-8) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 4th, led 2 out, not fluent last, driven out, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar beating Prize Fighter (10-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
The Society Man (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Towards rear when hampered first, headway 3 out, left 2nd 2 out, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec beating King's Road (10-13) by 1l, 12 ran.
Lauberhorn 40-1 (11-6) Mid-division, jumped slowly and lost place 6th, behind when hampered 3 out, 12th of 16, 38l behind Murfreesboro (9-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Nuisance 66-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Moscow Presents (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Bollin Tahini 7-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, poor 4th and one pace from 2 out, 4th of 10, 48l behind Boomtown (10-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Scotland Yard (UAE) 3-1 (11-0) Ap; led 15; in comm last, won at Fakenham 3m ptp gf in Apr '11 beating Assassino (11-0) by 5l, 4 ran.
Monroe Park (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) With leader, led 3rd, headed 8th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 17l behind Aghill (11-6) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft.
Shropshirelass 25-1 (10-6) Prominent, ridden after 2 out (normal 3 out), weakened approaching last, last of 8, 30l behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Onwards'n'upwards 200-1 (10-10) Close up, weakened 6th, 13th of 14, well behind Ulys Du Charmil (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Mezarat (ITY) 10-1 (10-11) Raced wide, chased leaders, weakened 2 out, behind and pulled up before last, in a race won by Fitandproperjob (10-10) at Folkestone 2m 1f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Galley Slave (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, headway before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 12, 6l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Ohms Law 16-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden after 4th, no impression before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 9, 21l behind Prickles (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.