A winner on the Flat when with Marcus Tregoning, EZDIYAAD is interesting now going handicapping over timber and could be the answer to this tricky contest. Kevin Morgan's lightly-raced seven-year-old caught the eye when fourth at Huntingdon last month. Quite The Man broke his duck over C&D last time and is only 5lb higher today, while Break The Chain has had a bit of success in novice company albeit at a modest level. Viscount Rossini was well behind Quite The Man on his latest start but is already a winner twice on this course and it would be no surprise to see a more prominent showing today.
Souter Point (USA) 20-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outside after 6th, weakened after 3 out, 10th of 17, 35l behind Firm Order (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.
Kempley Green (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Blundered 1st, well in rear, took closer order on long run to 5th, in touch when not fluent 3 out, no impression on front pair approaching next, tailed off, 3rd of 4, 30l behind Harouet (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov '09.
Viscount Rossini 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened just before 2 out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Quite The Man (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Ezdiyaad (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on outside, took keen hold, headway 3 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 14, 6l behind Buckie Boy (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Quite The Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, headway 3 out, challenging when left in lead 2 out, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan beating Flinty Bay (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Knight In Purple 25-1 (11-12) Led, hit 1st, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 31l behind Altan Khan (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Break The Chain 7-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching 3 out, soon under pressure, weakening when mistake last, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Alcalde (11-4) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
L'Eldorado (FR) 7-2 (11-9) Led, hit 4th, headed 6th, chased leader until lost place 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, well behind Viscount Rossini (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in Nov.
Shilpa (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 10th of 12, well behind Crazy Bold (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Semi Detached (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, hit 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 12, 39l behind Thumbs Up (11-7) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '09.