General Ting won at Kempton and Sandown last month and it would be no surprise to see him complete the hat-trick here as he acts on soft going and stays well. But we're loathe to desert TANERKO EMERY, who followed up a good second to Ifandbutwhynot with a victory on heavy ground at Sandown. He's only had six career starts so there should be plenty more to come and he can defy top weight here before going on to better things in the New Year. Ya Hafed has place claims again and Scottish Boogie is eased in grade, though ran a shocker when favourite at Fontwell last month.
Tanerko Emery (FR) 2-1fav (11-11) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, stayed on from last, squeezed between rivals to lead towards finish, won at Sandown 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy beating Able Deputy (11-11) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway to go 3rd 3 out, ridden and weakened before next, 8th of 11, 50l behind Romeo Americo (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Colebrooke 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 7th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 14, 30l behind Trustan Times (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Nov.
Unik De Nougi (FR) (11-0) 98th of 12, 23l behind Utopia Dream (10-10) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f 4yo chs hvy in Oct.
General Ting (IRE) 5-2fav (10-3) Made virtually all, joined and pressed fom 2 out, kept narrow advantage, stayed on gamely to assert final 75 yards, won at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov beating Valid Reason (11-11) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Caught By Witness (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, weakened after 5th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Captain Sharpe (10-4) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (3) gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 3-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 37l behind Thundering Home (10-12) at Kempton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Ya Hafed 17-2 (11-7) Took keen hold, pressed leader, led narrowly 4th, headed approaching 4 out, chased leader, every chance when pushed left 2 out, ridden and chance when pushed left again last, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Invicta Lake (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Lindsay's Dream 8-1 (10-5) Held up behind on outside, outpaced after 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.