HANNIBAL THE GREAT won by 12 lengths at Fontwell last month and the runner-up was only beaten a short-head at Ffos Las earlier this week. Charlie Longsdon's charge sets a very decent standard here and may be good enough to defy a penalty against less-exposed types. Full Throttle couldn't justify favouritism in a Uttoxeter bumper in June but there are possibilities about point-to-point winner Sego Success and Paladin was once part of the Godolphin set-up. Yabadabadoo is the type to improve with experience and looks best of the rest.
Hannibal The Great (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, led on bit before last, kept on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Gate Please (10-12) by 12l, 11 ran.
Chase The Spud 33-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Wadswick Court (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Full Throttle (IRE) 6-4fav (10-13) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, well held final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Man Of Steel (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Guest Of Honour (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Led, headed over 7f out, weakened over 6f out, 8th of 9, well behind Lily Waugh (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Operatic Heights (IRE) 11-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 4f out, soon no chance with leaders, 5th of 10, 25l behind Long Lunch (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Over My Head 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling after 5th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Irish Cavalier (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Oct.
Paladin (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader early, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 14l behind The Giving Tree (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr '12 (flat).
Sego Success (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Made all, closely pressed 3out where mstk, good jump 2out & 2l adv aftr 2out, eased cl home, won at Bandon 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Dark Outsider (11-4) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Yabadabadoo 14-1 (11-4) Chased clear leader, led over 5f out, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 13, 30l behind Tradewinds (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Feb.
Flamin June 50-1 (10-7) Unruly and reluctant to line up, reluctant to race and flashed tail when given reminders, tailed off throughout, 10th of 12, well behind Bittersweetheart (11-3) at Southwell 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.