FRAMEIT could only manage fifth in much better company at Kempton last week, but won with a bit in hand over C&D before that. Dropped in class today, James Given's charge is the one to beat. Brabazon is enjoying a new lease of life and won here in November before scoring at Wolverhampton. He should give another good account, but Southwell winner Six Of Clubs has yet to show his best on Polytrack. Wild Geese has a chance stepping up in trip, but this is tougher than the seller Pinsplitter finished runner-up in last time.
Meneur (FR) 4-1fav (10-10) Held up mid-division, driven along over 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 17, 17l behind Alsadaa (10-5) at Ascot 1m 4f Am hcp (4) gd in Sep '08.
Brabazon (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up in 5th, headway 3f out, led well over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Carnac (9-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Bold Adventure 12-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden 4f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 8th of 9, 31l behind Beaubrav (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mystified (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind French Hollow (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Take A Mile (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 12th of 13, 27l behind Kokkokila (11-6) at Warwick 1m 5f Am hcp (6) gf in Jun '08.
Frameit (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) Took keen hold, held up disputing 4th, ridden over 2f out, hung right and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Exemplary (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Wild Geese (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Dwelt and slightly hampered start, headway on outer to track leaders after 2f, reminders 4f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Money Money Money (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Tobago Bay 11-4 (9-10) Led, ridden over 2f out, driven and headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Winterbrook King (8-5) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug '09.
Six of Clubs 15-8fav (8-11) In touch, headway to 4th over 4f out, driven over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Delorain (8-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Follow The Dream 33-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, 34l behind Carter (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Torran Sound 6-1 (9-0) Led until 5f out, soon driven along, weakened 4f out, tailed off and eased final 2f, 12th of 14, 42l behind Delorain (8-8) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Tecktal (FR) 33-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 9l behind Squad (10-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.
Whipperway (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, no headway, 10th of 13, 11l behind Shelfah (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Pinsplitter (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, edged right under pressure when challenging inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Wyeth (9-10) at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.