Daring Indian has made good progress and was having only his fifth start when landing a handicap over 1m2f here in December. He should have no problems with the longer trip and is at the right end of the handicap. Halla San was a very close third in the 2010 Chester Cup and may find this on the short side even though he's dropped alarmingly in the weights so this can go to TAPPANAPPA. Andrew Balding's charge landed a maiden at Lingfield in January and though thrown into the deep end in Listed class there next time he acquitted himself very well and this is a big drop in class. Mataaleb looked very promising in 2010 but didn't do as well last season. He reappeared with a fine effort here three weeks ago and should have come on enough to go well but Highlife Dancer has needed a couple of runs to put him straight in the past.
Tappanappa (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Raced wide mid-division, headway to track leaders 5f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 3l behind Junoob (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb.
Mataaleb 15-2 (9-2) Held up, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no impression on front pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Sand Skier (8-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Halla San 20-1 (9-12) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, kept on for clear 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Chabada (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol.
Yes Chef 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, challenged 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 5l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Where's Susie 13-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Chabada (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol.
Scamperdale 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leader after 1f, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 17l behind Sand Skier (8-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Saint Helena (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Held up in touch, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 13l behind Spensley (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Daring Indian 9-2 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, headway to 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec beating Emma's Gift (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Highlife Dancer 12-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 5l behind Kodicil (8-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Pandorica 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and soon headed, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Bounty (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.