Stamina is going to be at a premium in this and Cannon Fodder won't fail on that score, though has been raised 10lb since her second to Mickie at Kempton. Milan Bound found the competition too hot in a Grade 2 last time and should do better here, though has been done no favours by the handicapper. Jonjo O'Neill may have stronger claims with improving Ascot scorer JOSIES ORDERS as he looks a real stayer in the making and Maurice Linehan's claim will be a big help on today's going. The bottom weight makes more appeal than Seymour Eric, Mahogany Blaze, Seven Woods and San Telm, who have been chasing. Monetary Fund has been below par this season but Dawn Twister should be thereabouts again and Carole's Destrier was very impressive in a maiden hurdle over 2m6f here last time.
Seymour Eric 25-1 (11-2) Prominent, jumped slowly and reminder 2nd, pushed along 5th, mistake and lost place 7th, behind next, pulled up after, in a race won by Uncle Jimmy (10-1) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy, 12 ran.
Milan Bound (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Held up, dropped to last 4th, not fluent 5th, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, left modest 4th last, 4th of 7, 47l behind Kings Palace (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Dec.
Cannon Fodder 12-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, challenging when went right and bumped last, found no extra and held run-in, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Mickie (11-5) at Kempton 3m mrs hcp hdl (2) sft in Dec.
Carole's Destrier 11-8 (11-3) Tracked leaders, stayed in touch but lost several places after 2nd, headway after 5th, led 7th, clear last, stayed on, won at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) hvy beating Cloud Creeper (11-6) by 16l, 8 ran.
Monetary Fund (USA) 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, mistake 1st, effort 3 out, soon no impression, 7th of 17, 15l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Nov.
Mahogany Blaze (FR) 28-1 (11-12) Mid-division, hit 5th, 6th when fell 4 out, in a race won by Night Alliance (10-2) at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Nov, 12 ran.
Seven Woods (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Tracked winner, ridden after 5 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on, unable to challenge flat, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Hansupfordetroit (11-0) at Chepstow 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
San Telm (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, mistake and unseated rider 6th, in a race won by Edmund Kean (11-2) at Leicester 2m 7f (3) sft, 6 ran.
Dawn Twister (GER) 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, ridden before 9th, one pace 3rd 2 out, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Beauboreen (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy.
Josies Orders (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 7th, chased leaders 3 out, ridden to challenge between last 2, stayed on to lead before last, stayed on well, driven out, won at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Sybarite (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.