Upton Mead was runner-up to Princely Hero, who runs earlier on the card, here 11 days ago but a 3lb rise in the weights for that effort looks harsh. Chestnut Ben has McCoy doing the steering but is generally a weak finisher while Roc De Guye was in better form in the autumn. TIME BOOK was all out to beat Shantou Breeze, another who runs earlier in the day, over course and distance last time and is 5lb higher in this. But that was only his second start over fences so it's fair to assume there will be more to come and he's preferred to habitual front-runner Morestead and the one-paced Rosoff.
Forest Rhythm (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Tracking leaders 3rd, went 2nd after 5th until 7th, losing place when hit 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind Henry Hook (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr '12.
Upton Mead (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Mid-division in 4th, went 2nd before 10th, led 11th, clear before 3 out, kept on and headed near finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Princely Hero (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Morestead (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led 9th, headed 11th, lost 2nd before 3 out, one pace in 3rd, 5th of 8, 33l behind Princely Hero (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Chestnut Ben (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 3 out, ridden and close up last, no extra flat, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Oscar Close (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf.
Rosoff (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Chased leaders, ridden before 8th, outpaced 3 out, no chance after, 4th of 6, 17l behind Callhimwhatyouwant (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Louis Ludwig (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, soon no impression, left in modest 4th at last, 4th of 9, 14l behind Roc De Guye (10-5) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Time Book (IRE) 2-1fav (10-11) Led, headed 3rd, led again 4th, mistake 9th, pressed run-in, just held on post, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Shantou Breeze (11-1) by ns, 5 ran.
Roc De Guye (FR) 12-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, ridden when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 17l behind Apache Dawn (10-0) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Carbis Bay 66-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, struggling 7th, tailed off 4 out, left remote 4th 2 out, 4th of 7, well behind Le Bacardy (11-0) at Kempton 2m beg chase (4) gd.
Normandy Landings 25-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, hampered next, not fluent 3rd, well beaten 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Royale Knight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 16 ran.
West Bay Hoolie 66-1 (10-7) Held up in rear and in touch, went 3rd after 4 out until after last, one pace, 4th of 5, 20l behind Ice 'n' Easy (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (4) sft in Apr.