Front Rank is probably still capable of a prominent showing in this grade but fellow veteran WALTHAM ABBEY gets the vote. Lynsey Kendall's 11-year-old hasn't won for more than three years but was running well enough over the summer to suggest that a race like this should be within his range and he likes good ground. King Brex appears to have lost his way while Momkinzain is still a maiden and has two ways of running. Word Of Warning looks best of the rest but has been well below par this term.
Word of Warning 11-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st and rider lost irons until before 3rd, ridden and struggling after 7th, 9th of 13, 38l behind Flying Doctor (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
King Brex (DEN) 10-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, ridden and one pace from 2 out, 5th of 9, 23l behind Hunters Belt (11-5) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct.
Momkinzain (USA) 10-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, jumped right and bumped 2nd, hit 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 11, 50l behind My Mate Vinnie (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Auberge (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Tracked winner, ridden before 2 out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Via Archimede (11-2) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jan.
Waltham Abbey 14-1 (10-11) Always prominent, led approaching 5th, headed after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Dream Risk (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Front Rank (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Prominent, lost ground on front pair from 3rd, outpaced 6th, modest 7th 3 out, stayed on last, went 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Murfreesboro (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Roll Over Rose (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) In touch on inside, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Oh Right (9-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 11 ran.
Solway Star 40-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, weakened approaching 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Trackmate (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Goldtrek (USA) 25-1 (10-6) In touch, chased winner 4th, outpaced 3 out, lost place next, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 43l behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Jamaddji 11-1 (10-5) Mid-division on outside, in touch, 4th, pushed along from 6th, ridden and lost place before 4 out, soon behind, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Oh Right (9-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun, 11 ran.