SOIXANTE SIX finished third in a similar event over C&D earlier this month. The race was ran in a faster time than the one Picture Post was placed in at the same meeting and Alan King's charge makes most appeal of the two chief protagonists. The Stout Italian has ran well in a couple of bumpers on Turf without threatening the winner and Lucky To Be Alive has a shout on his third at Stratford back in August. Guest Of Honour is related to a couple of winners and makes more appeal than Gift Of Dreams of the newcomers.
Barton Jubilee 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 8f out, outpaced 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 13, 20l behind Squire Trelawney (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Fighter Jet 10-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 6f out, weakened 5f out, 8th of 11, 34l behind Doctor Harper (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) sft in Dec.
Garrett 4-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, no impression 2f out, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 7, 18l behind Little Pop (11-2) at Ludlow 1m 6f nhf (5) sft in Dec.
Gift Of Dreams Presenting gelding out of Wild Dream.
Guest Of Honour (FR) Hurricane Run gelding out of Pats Martini.
Lucky To Be Alive (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 8f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 6th of 12, 20l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Mr Bellamy (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden 7f out, well beaten final 5f, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Westward Point (11-10) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Oct.
Mr Burbidge Midnight Legend gelding out of Twin Time.
Picture Post (USA) 4-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Koolala (10-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
Soixante Six 6-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 10f out, led narrowly entering final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace when lost 2nd inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Sgt Reckless (11-12) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
The Stout Italian (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Un Ace (FR) Voix Du Nord gelding out of First Ball.
Keppel Isle (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) With leader until led 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, plugged on same pace, 2nd of 7, 17l behind Chris Pea Green (10-9) at Huntingdon 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Nov.
Whileaway (USA) Mizzen Mast gelding out of Routine.