BROOMFIELD has yet to win a race but looked certain to do so here last month until running out of steam under top weight in a 2m5f handicap. This looks his trip and he can gain his first success. Tistory has to concede him 7lb after his victory over three rivals at Ludlow and that could prove just beyond him. Gallery Exhibition is another with a penalty for a Ludlow success where he looked more of a staying type. Fine Words was making his hurdling debut when runner-up to the promising Captain Cutter at Kempton and should improve enough to get involved .
Gallery Exhibition (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) In touch in mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd after 8th, led before 3 out, driven out, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd in Nov beating Master Rajeem (11-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Tistory (FR) 2-11fav (10-12) Tracked clear leader, led 4 out, always going well, kept on well, hard held, won at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gs in May beating Never Says Never (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Beau De Tabel (FR) 18-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 17, 30l behind Mosspark (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Broomfield 16-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, smooth headway approaching 3 out, challenged on bit 2 out, every chance when not fluent last, dropped to 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Brother Brian (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, driven and headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 5th of 9, 19l behind Beat That (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Fine Words 10-1 (10-12) In touch in 4th, went 3rd before 2 out, chased winner 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Captain Cutter (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Generous Ransom (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakend from 3 out, 5th of 14, 17l behind Shantou Magic (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
In Fairness (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2 out, 6th of 14, 29l behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Red Devil Lads (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led, hung badly right and reluctant on bend after 3f, driven along 3f out, soon headed, chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f, 4th of 6, 20l behind Thomas Brown (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (4) gs in Nov.
Shipton 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, jumped slowly, detatched after 5th, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind The Last Samuri (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
The Ould Lad (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Chased leaders on inside, pushed laong 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 18, 30l behind Berkeley Barron (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Vazaro Delafayette (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 33l behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Vendredi Trois (FR) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 9th of 14, 49l behind Shantou Magic (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Veyranno (FR) 20-1 (10-9) In touch, challenged over 4f out, edged left and no impression over 2f out, 5th of 6, 22l behind Hot Whiskey N Ice (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.