Brass Monkey, who is also engaged in the 1.20 at Huntingdon, as are Expanding Universe and Jeano De Toulouse, completed a double on soft ground before finding testing conditions too much for him when tackling 2m7f here. He's up in the ratings again and this looks too short. Reggie Perrin was racing from a 19lb higher mark at this time a year ago so don't be surprised by a much better effort. Pilgreen looked a fair prospect in maidens though hasn't been seen since March 2011 while No No Bingo's victory at Towcester in March was over fences. Explained returned to form when runner-up at Worcester in May and has more scope than most but TEALISSIO can complete a double as he looked well suited by this trip and testing conditions when scoring at Lingfield and his 5lb rise is taken care of by his rider's claim.
Expanding Universe (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Prominent, lost place 4 out, behind from next, 16th of 19, 37l behind Quick Jack (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Explained (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led until after 2nd, prominent in chasing group, not fluent and ridden 3 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Rime Avec Gentil (10-1) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Tealissio 11-4 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden before last, stayed on to lead final 150 yards, won going away, won at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov beating Smart Money (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Pilgreen (FR) 1-2fav (11-8) Led, driven and headed narrowly before 2 out, ridden and every chance between last 2, kept on under pressure to chase winner flat, always held, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Hes Our Lad (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar '11.
No No Bingo (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, reminders before 8th, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, blundered 2 out, stayed on gamely to lead towards finish, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr beating Endofdiscusion (10-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Held up, headway after 3 out, no impression before next, 7th of 13, 25l behind Letemgo (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Should I Stay (FR) 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders until outpaced after 8th, weakening when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Christopher Wren (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Oct, 7 ran.
Brass Monkey (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 8th, pressed last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind The Young Master (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Reggie Perrin 14-1 (9-13) Behind, outpaced 3 out, stayed on to chase leaders before next, no impression, 4th of 10, 5l behind Beau Lake (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Hold The Bucks (USA) 10-1 (10-5) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, kept on same pace approaching last, 5th of 11, 12l behind Our Phylli Vera (11-5) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.