Foxtail Hill is likely to leave behind a modest first effort at Doncaster, where he was sent off favourite. Henilan Harri won at Perth last summer and was far from disgraced on his reappearance at Chepstow while Onenightinvienna was third on his debut under Rules at Uttoxeter and capable of better. PRIMO MILANO has a cracking pedigree being by Milan out of a mare that won four times over hurdles as well as two chases and a bumper. Evan Williams has a good strike rate here with his bumper horses and his five-year-old will be ready for this. Fellow newcomer Chain Of Beacons and the returning Buckhorn Timothy may be best of the rest.
Henllan Harri (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Tracked leader, lost place 4f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure to chase leading pair final furlong, always held, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tara Road (10-11) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Buckhorn Timothy 9-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, went 3rd before 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Another Hero (11-5) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Chain Of Beacons Midnight Legend gelding out of Millennium Girl.
Foxtail Hill (IRE) 2-1fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, soon beaten, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 29l behind Powerstown Dreams (10-11) at Doncaster 2m (6) gd in Nov.
Laraghcon Boy (IRE) 2-1 (11-9) Alw pr, disp 2out, 2nd bef last, not get to wnr, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Tricky (11-9) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Nov.
Onenightinvienna (IRE) 5-6fav (11-2) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Askamore Darsi (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Primo Milano Milan gelding out of She's Our Native.
Randall Superior Premium gelding out of Wilderness Bay.
Sammy Blade 66-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, well behind Twelve Roses (10-5) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr '12.
Thatchers Gold (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, left challenging over 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Little Dotty (10-1) at Worcester 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Jun.