Forgotten Voice appears to be facing a tough task on his handicap debut after a break but Ivor's King continues to run well, despite a rising mark, and the assessor is just starting to show a little leniency towards Starluck, who is also tried in blinkers here. Paul Bohan is excellent value for his 7lb claim and this sharp track will suit the headstrong LATERLY, who bolted up on heavy ground at Leicester last time. He's been raised 12lb for his troubles but could take some pegging back around here. Switched Off may be the one to take advantage if the selection goes off too quickly, though Turn Over Sivola is better than he showed at Cheltenham last month and Cousin Khee doesn't look badly treated.
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 1-6fav (11-5) Held up in 4th, pulled hard early, smooth headway approaching 2 out, soon every chance, led last, soon clear, easily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Muwalla (11-2) by 3l, 4 ran.
Starluck (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Behind, headway after 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 12, 21l behind Petit Robin (11-5) at Sandown 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Dec.
Laterly (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led travelling well before 3 out, clear approaching next, heavily eased flat, very easily, won at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec beating Headly's Bridge (11-5) by 25l, 7 ran.
Barizan (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Landscape (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (3) hvy in Dec.
Ivor's King (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, took keen hold, hit 4th, mistake 3 out, headed when not fluent last, one pace flat, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Bourne (11-12) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, smooth headway after 3 out, chased leading pair briefly after next, no extra and weakened before last, 9th of 17, 29l behind Dark Lover (11-8) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Dec.
Cousin Khee 7-4fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, quickened inside final furlong, eased near finish, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Dec beating Ubaldo Des Menhies (11-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
Switched Off 7-2fav (11-10) Held up, headway going well 3 out, joined leader on bit flat, rider seemed to be caught napping by winner when still going well, ridden and found little, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Saints And Sinners (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Whitby Jack 10-1 (10-6) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway to chase leading pair 4th, weakened before 2 out, last of 12, 33l behind Lord Of House (9-9) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy.
Looks Like Slim 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, weakening when not fluent 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Balgarry (11-7) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
General Ting (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Led until after 2nd, remained prominent, lost place before 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Tanerko Emery (12-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.