UNCLE ROGER was well beaten over hurdles last month but had been in fine form on the Flat at Kempton before that and scored over today's trip in October. He's just preferred to El Libertador, who is capable of scoring at his level on his day. Crimson Monarch, third over a longer trip at Wolverhampton last week, is another with a shout but Petersboden has tumbled down the weights without showing any benefit so far. Maison Brillet is another with the past form to figure if back to his best.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division in touch on inside, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 8th of 11, 5l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Jan.
Uncle Roger (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leader until 5f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace form over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Ty Gwr (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
El Libertador (USA) 8-1 (9-1) In touch, headway when clipped heels over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Sweet Liberta (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Murphy (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Led until over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 25l behind Nashville (9-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Gower Rules (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leader, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 12l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Rulbin Realta 66-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, driven and headway on outside over 3f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 6th of 15, 14l behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Broughton Place 10-1 (8-10) Towards rear, outpaced and wide entering straight, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 11l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 11-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, hung left from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Speed Steed (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Petersboden 14-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway halfway, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Flag Of Glory (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.