The fitness of Billy Twyford, Fountains Flypast and Saints And Sinners will have to be taken on trust though the top weight rarely runs a bad race. Foxcub still had every chance when falling at the last at Wincanton but has gone up 8lb since while eventual second BYGONES SOVEREIGN is a pound lower and Tom Bellamy takes off a further 7lb. David Pipe's seven-year-old must have decent claims in this. Cloudy Bob won easily at Market Rasen last month and should be thereabouts again while Kayaan and Firebird Flyer have the past form to figure. Frizzo will strip fitter for his run at Sandown and could be best of the rest.
Billy Twyford (IRE) 5-1fav (11-12) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, headway 3 out, went 3rd next, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 12, 28l behind One Lucky Lady (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Foxcub (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Prominent, jumped right and not fluent 4th, led before 2 where went slighty right, 3 1/2 lengths clear when dived right and fell last, in a race won by Carrigmorna King (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Cloudy Bob (IRE) 5-2 (11-10) Chased clear leader, joined leader 2 out, led next, ridden clear, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov beating Andreo Bambaleo (10-12) by 11l, 7 ran.
Fountains Flypast 13-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, hit 3 out, led approaching 2 out, headed before last, regained lead flat, stayed on well, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Sep '11 beating Mr Harmoosh (11-4) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Kayaan 15-2 (11-9) Held up in last pair, chased leaders under pressure after 3 out, went 3rd next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Get Home Now (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Saints And Sinners (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led until 2nd, stayed prominent, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace before last, 5th of 11, 9l behind Titchwood (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Firebird Flyer (IRE) 66-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, tailed off, 19th of 21, well behind Mickie (11-3) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
Frizzo (FR) 14-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear on inside, headway after 3 out, disputing 5th when hit 3 out, weakened before last, 7th of 10, 16l behind Gores Island (10-12) at Sandown 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Nov.
The Pier (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Prominent until ridden and no extra 2 out, 6th of 8, 32l behind Seebright (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Zalgarry (FR) 5-2 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along briefly after 5th, headway next, went 2nd before 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Sporting Boy (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Ourmanmassini (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) In touch, ridden and lost place before 5th, stayed on same pace from 2 out, went 4th last, no chance with leaders, 4th of 11, 13l behind Zafranagar (10-5) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 5-1 (10-6) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed before next, stayed on same pace after, left 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Carrigmorna King (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Garde Ville (FR) (10-3) 6th of 11, 29l behind Solar Impulse (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 3yo hdl in Jun.