Regal Park, a winning stayer on the Flat, has been quite well backed on all three starts over timber. He hasn't managed a place yet, however, and it's anybody's guess about whether first-time blinkers will have the desired effect today. Bumper winner Denali Highway also sports headgear for the first time but appears to have plenty to find if he's to get the better of BARTON STACEY. David Pipe's seven-year-old hasn't been seen since a beaten favourite on his hurdling debut at Worcester in August but will appreciate a first try at 2m4f and fitness is rarely an issue with the yard's runners.
Barton Stacey (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Held up, headway 4th, led after 3 out until bad mistake 2 out, every chance flat, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Broughtons Point (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Aug.
Big News 66-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led briefly 4 out, driven before next, weakened soon after, tailed off, 7th of 12, 42l behind Makethe Mostofnow (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb.
Colonel Alf 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 10th of 12, 41l behind Right Step (11-0) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Denali Highway (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 5th, lost place approaching 3 out, never back on terms, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 49l behind Opening Batsman (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Greek Legend 125-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden 8th, 7th approaching 3 out, well held, 6th of 12, 35l behind Teenage Kicks (11-0) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Howard's Legacy (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, held up in touch on outside, hit 4th, went 4th well before 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Oscara Dara (11-1) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Midnight Dove 200-1 (10-7) Took keen hold in rear, weakened and struggling from halfway, well tailed off, last of 12, well behind Coneygree (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Mi Man Sam (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) In rear, ridden 4th, behind after next, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Taaresh (10-12) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Regal Park (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Mid-division, losing place when hampered on bend on long run to last, 6th of 13, 28l behind Marcus Antonius (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.
Rush Cad (FR) 66-1 (11-2) Led until after 2nd, chased leaders, weakened before 5th, tailed off when blundered and fell 3 out, in a race won by Netherby (10-11) at Lingfield 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb, 17 ran.
Sovereigns Legacy 250-1 (10-12) Led to 4th, lost place before 6th, soon tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Rolling Aces (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Legend's Secret Midnight Legend mare out of Secret Truth.
Petrarchick (USA) 66-1 (10-1) Chased leader until 5th, went 2nd again next, dropped to 3rd soon after, not fluent 7th, chased winner 4 out, every chance when blundered and pecked next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 23l behind Leath Acra Mor (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Tommy Tiger 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, edged right over 9f out, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 31l behind Newby Lodge (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug (flat).