Sandown runner-up RANTHAMBORE could make the most of his experience to make it third-time lucky at the main expense of Tim Vaughan's Old Vic mare Midsummer Dream, though the latter should be worth noting for future reference when tackling hurdles. I'm A College Boy ran a little better when fourth at Plumpton last month and could make the frame as the remainder, including newcomer Beaujolais Bob, have little to recommend them.
Beaujolais Bob Grape Tree Road gelding out of Charliebob.
I'm A College Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders and keen, narrow lead over 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 12l behind Fountains Mary (10-6) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Ranthambore 20-1 (11-0) Soon chasing winner, travelling well and every chance over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, no exrta final furlong, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Wychwoods Brook (11-0) at Sandown 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Rule Of Thumb 33-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on, inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 8l behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Midsummer Dream Old Vic mare out of Laughing Lesa.
Reign Silver (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Took keen hold in mid-division, lost place and behind 6f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Pepelina (10-12) at Lingfield 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) sft in Nov.