BELLE DE FONTENAY got found out in handicap company last time but had earlier rattled up a hat-trick in sellers. This isn't much better and, as she's been entered on a lowly mark, George Baker's mare can get back to winning ways. Not Til Monday may be the danger as he has his sights lowered after finishing in mid-division in a handicap over course and distance last month. Bin End and Vexillum also have a chance at the weights but Seattle Drive, successful twice on the Flat this year, appears to be going backwards over timber.
Heurtevent (FR) 66-1 (11-3) Mid-division, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Magnifique Etoile (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.
A Little Bit Dusty 12-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 7th, ridden 3 out, weakened flat, 4th of 17, 15l behind Beside The Fire (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct '12.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Settled behind leaders early, improved to 4th halfway, pushed along in 5th 3 out, ridden in 4th and no impression before straight, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 10l behind Sands Cove (11-12) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Nov '12.
Bin End 11-1 (11-4) Swerved left start and very slowly away, caught up with rear on bunch before 4th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, 44l behind Makari (11-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Prominent, ridden after 5th, no impression when not fluent last, 5th of 10, 7l behind Makari (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Seattle Drive (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) In touch in 5th, weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Turtle Watch (10-3) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct, 12 ran.
Vexillum (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway 7th, not much room before 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 9, 10l behind Wayward Glance (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 25-1 (10-13) Led, mistake 3 out, soon headed, weakened before last, 9th of 12, 29l behind First In The Queue (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.