Music Of The Moor's saddle slipped when he was pulled up at Newcastle on Thursday and he shouldn't be written off just yet. Tom Tate's Sandown winner looks a stayer in the making, however, and could be vulnerable around here giving 5lb to TITAN DE SARTI. Though a beaten favourite in all three starts over hurdles, Nicky Henderson's French import has pitched in against some smart juveniles and is probably a bit better than his bare form suggests. There doesn't look to be much to choose between Micky Hammond's pair Danceintothelight and Meetings Man on the book but both carry a double penalty in this while Jolly Roger, The Starboard Bow and Vosges all have a bit to find if they are to figure. Eltheeb was only beaten three lengths by Local Hero at Doncaster but was flattered by the result that day and this is more competitive.
Danceintothelight 9-2 (11-0) Made all, took keen hold, ridden before 2 out, jumped left last, edged slightly right run-in, hard ridden, just held on close home, won at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan beating Shadows Lengthen (10-12) by hd, 15 ran.
Meetings Man (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, chased winner 3 out, driven and closed flat, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind The Starboard Bow (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Jolly Roger (IRE) 11-1 (11-5) Led to 2nd, pressed leader, led again 5th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, 5th of 11, 9l behind Kazzene (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Music Of The Moor (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, took keen hold, saddle soon slipped, pulled up before 3rd, in a race won by Storm Brig (11-10) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft, 16 ran.
The Starboard Bow 85-40 (11-5) Led or disputed lead until lost place and mistake 2 out, soon ridden, weakened after last, 6th of 11, 9l behind First Fandango (10-12) at Ayr 2m 4yo hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Vosges (FR) 6-4 (10-12) Led, pushed along and joined 3 out, headed before 2 out, rallied last, stayed on gamely to lead again final 150 yards, won at Musselburgh 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan beating Makbullet (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Eltheeb 12-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, took keen hold, soon tracked leaders, led before 4 out, ridden and headed before last, lost 2nd when no extra last 50 yards, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Local Hero (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Titan De Sarti (FR) 1-2fav (10-12) Tracked leading pair, chased winner approaching 3 out, no chance from next, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Cedre Bleu (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Ananda Kanda (USA) 100-1 (8-13) Always behind, last of 15, 38l behind Arlequin (9-0) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May (flat).
Truly Magic 33-1 (8-5) Slight lead until 4f out, chased leaders until ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 26l behind Toby Tyler (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in Oct (flat).