MILLFIELD DREAMS can take this opener, with Ovthenight and Broughtons Paradis others to consider. Ovethenight is a consistent type, and although he has not run on the Flat for some time, he has been turning in some creditable hurdling performances. His last run on the level was an encouraging one and he looks fairly treated. Broughtons Paradis comes here in good heart, after a decent second last time. She looks to be running into form and is respected. Millfields Dreams ran in what turned out to be a hot Lingfield affair a couple of runs ago and shaped quite well, following up with a placed effort at Yarmouth last time. He is well treated, and although a couple of previous efforts at this trip proved disappointing, they were some time ago, and a chance is taken that Millfields Dreams can appreciate this test of stamina and come out on top.
My Mate Mal 7-1 (9-13) Led and soon clear with three others, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Heathyards Pride (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Am clm stks (6) pol.
Millfields Dreams 20-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Wake Up Call (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Haljaferia (UAE) 4-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden on outside 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 14, 3l behind Silk Drum (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ovthenight (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Close up, led after 3f, ridden and headed well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Just Like Silk (9-11) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Moscow Oznick 25-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway to lead 7f out, driven and hard pressed over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Capable Guest (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sheila's Castle 16-1 (8-11) Narrow lead, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, 11th of 12, 23l behind King Red (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Broughtons Paradis (IRE) 11-4 (8-10) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, challenged over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 7, nk behind Capable Guest (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Drawn Gold 8-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, led approaching 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Prince Charlemagne (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amt hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
What A Day 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, edged right 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 9l behind Royal Straight (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Dimashq 12-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always in rear, 8th of 9, 29l behind Spruzzo (8-2) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.