EVERDON BROOK was picked up very cheaply from the Ascot Sales and has already repaid the investment. He had very little to do to score at Fakenham but has improved since stepping up to this kind of trip and is well enough treated to go in again. Benmadigan has to be a big threat despite reaching the veteran stage for a hurdler as he gained his eighth victory over timber over a trip too short here last month. He's won from much higher marks in the past and will be difficult to keep out of the frame. Everaard completed a hat-trick on this track at the beginning of the year and is now back on a very winnable mark after a couple of poor efforts but Word of Warning is racing over his longest trip on his 41st career start. Pyjama Game attracted good support at Newcastle last month but didn't get far and connections will be looking for compensation.
Everaard (USA) 5-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, mistake 8th, soon lost place, weakened 4 out, 7th of 12, 26l behind Sun Cloud (11-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Jago River (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up, in a race won by San Telm (11-9) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct, 13 ran.
Glasson Lad (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, jumped slowly 3rd, not fluent 2 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 17l behind Tealissio (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Word of Warning 5-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, went 3rd before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on from last, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Goldtrek (10-1) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Frontier Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, hit 6th, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 10, well behind Belmore Baron (10-10) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Vallani (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, soon struggling, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Caught In The Act (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Oct, 14 ran.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) With leader, not fluent 5th, reminder before next, weakened 4 out, 7th of 9, 48l behind Lordofthehouse (11-0) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Political Paddy 16-1 (11-10) Chased leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 40l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Erycina (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 47l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Benmadigan (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway before 8th, hampered on bend after 4 out, headway before 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov beating Solway Dornal (10-2) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
I Got Sunshine 80-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 13, 42l behind Smadynium (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 4-1fav (10-13) Mid-division, unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 18 ran.
Momkinzain (USA) 4-1fav (11-4) Towards rear, pushed along and headway before 3 out, one pace from next, 4th of 10, 11l behind Goldtrek (10-1) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Everdon Brook (IRE) 13-8 (10-13) Close up, chased leader 10th, led 2 out, ridden clear last, eased run in, won at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov beating Future Dominion (11-5) by 14l, 4 ran.
Reland (FR) 16-1 (10-5) Close up, ridden 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Tekthelot (10-5) at Perth 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jul.