Hail Tiberius failed in his hat-trick bid at Towcester in October and has been rested since. But this represents a drop in grade and Martin Keighley's charge has every chance of recapturing the winning thread if fully wound-up. But IKTIVIEW also has his sights lowered after a recent third at Catterick and may just be the better handicapped of the pair here. The remainder have all been largely out of sorts, though Walter De La Mare is fit from the all-weather and could have place prospects.
Hail Tiberius 9-4fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, blundered 4 out, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Theatrelands (11-11) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Oct.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, went 4th 2 out, blundered last, no impression, 4th of 12, 27l behind Proud Times (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Iktiview 11-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway and in touch 6th, challenged 2 out, led narrowly between last 2, ridden and headed flat, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Cumbrian Farmer (10-11) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, headwya 5th, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 12, 41l behind Pobs Trophy (10-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf in Jul.
Kimora (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 9th of 16, 24l behind Bathwick Junior (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
So Cheeky 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 15th of 16, well behind Homer Run (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Caught By Witness (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, some headway 4 out, soon weakened, no chance when hit 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ruby Valentine (10-1) at Fakenham 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Ghaabesh (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Towards rear, pushed along after 4th, not fluent next, well beaten before 3 out, 7th of 13, 25l behind Pindar (10-5) at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Vogarth 100-1 (9-7) Always in rear, last of 11, well behind Dark Energy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Nov '12.