Course regular Princely Hero is not in the best of form and 8lb higher than his latest victory in September. ROSOFF finished a length behind runner-up Sablazo at Lingfield last month with Owner Occupier back in fifth. Laura Mongan's charge gets the vote to reverse running on better terms here on only his third start of the season. Join The Navy is flattered by his recent form figures as he's been well beaten at this track on his last three starts and a similar comment applies to Evella, never a threat despite being placed on a couple of occasions earlier this month.
Princely Hero (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Led, jumped left 2nd, headed and ridden from 5th, led after 7th until 9th, hit 11th, weakened approaching 3 out, last of 4, 23l behind Kaituna (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 6-1 (11-11) Close up, tracked leader 4 out, ridden 3 out, weakened next and soon hung right, 5th of 7, 27l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Rosoff (IRE) 5-2 (11-12) Tracked leading pair, chased winner 4 out to before next, 2 lengths down in 3rd when switched right approaching last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Topaze Collonges (11-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Evella (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, headed 4 out, no chance with winner fom next, not fluent last, 2nd of 4, 27l behind Midnight Macarena (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f Mares Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) sft.
Owner Occupier 8-1 (11-8) Held up in last pair in touch, chased leaders before 3 out, soon outpaced, no impression in 4th from next, 4th of 6, 6l behind Topaze Collonges (11-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Ede's 10-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, mistake 7th, lost place from 4 out, 8th of 9, well behind Petit Ecuyer (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Join The Navy 6-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, steady headway to get in behind leaders 7th, went 2nd after 9th, challenged approaching 4 out, trying to close when blundered 3 out, no chance after, weakened to 3rd last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Sulpius (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft.
Sablazo (FR) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, rallied to 3rd before 2 out, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Rouge Et Blanc (11-9) at Folkestone 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.