Some powerful yards have runners in this. Flamenco Lad is probably the pick of those with experience having only found one too good in two runs so far, though Bringithomeminty will have learned plenty from his debut at Ffos Las last year. Swincombe Star was sent off favourite at Wincanton in November and is another with scope but we'll take a chance on newcomer ALIBI DE SIVOLA, who is a half-brother to winning hurdler Urbain De Sivola and likely to be ready for this.
Boldwood September Storm gelding out of Christie.
Bringithomeminty 6-4fav (10-12) Held up, pushed along briefly on 1st turn, steady headway over 6f out, went 2nd 3f out, every chance when carried slightly left 2f out, no impression on winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th soon after, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Carningli (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Apr.
Little Louie Nomadic Way gelding out of Lillie Lou.
Malibu Rock 5-1 (11-2) Led for about 3f, tracked winner until weakened 3f out, 4th of 6, 40l behind Boogie In The Barn (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f nhf (6) gd in Dec.
Swincombe Star 5-2fav (11-8) Led, headed 10f out, prominent, ridden and edged left well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression on front pair, edged right inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Bjornlucky (10-7) at Wincanton 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (6) gd in Nov.
The Bailiff (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Snipe Hunt.
Twojayslad Kayf Tara gelding out of Fulwell Hill.
Gaiety Star Zafeen mare out of Little Miss Prim.
Lymm Grey 25-1 (10-2) With winner until ridden 3f out, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 5, 20l behind Cloudante (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Dec.
Pearly Legend Midnight Legend mare out of Sea Pearl.
Tarantelle Kayf Tara mare out of Suave Shot.
Alibi De Sivola (FR) Shaanmer gelding out of Neva De Sivola.
Flamenco Lad 14-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed final 100 yards, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Adeupas D'ycy (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gd in Dec.
Rainy City (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Erintante.
Ronnie Rockcake 16-1 (10-12) Prominent until ridden and weakened 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 50l behind Coyaba (11-5) at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Sea Tiger 15-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, riden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 12l behind Adeupas D'ycy (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gd in Dec.