Bazart had been running reasonably well on the Flat before an incredibly easy victory in a poor contest over hurdles at Plumpton. He's turned out quickly under a penalty but isn't as well suited by today's much softer ground. The ex-Irish WHISPERING WIND is in foal and was having her first start for Alan Jones when runner-up to First Beauty at Ffos Las. She only faded in the closing stages and should be fit enough to go one better this time. Kayfrou did better when stepped-up to 2m3f last time and this looks on the short side but Holden Caulfield has run his best races on this track and is on a decent enough mark to make his presence felt.
Sharlene's Quest (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Held up, lost touch 3 out, 5th of 7, 28l behind One Term (11-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Bahr Nothing (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, not clear run approaching 3 out, no extra last, 10th of 17, 13l behind Dream Risk (11-2) at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Ivor's King (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Pulled hard in touch, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 15, 26l behind Swing Bowler (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Holden Caulfield (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 25l behind My Farmer Girl (11-7) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jul.
Whispering Wind (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, stayed on, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 5l behind First Beauty (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Aug.
Highland Park (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Held up in last pair, struggling 5th, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Ahyaknowyerself (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Bazart 13-8fav (10-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, led 4 out, clear 2 out, hit last, very easily, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep beating Oliver's Gold (11-7) by 18l, 7 ran.
Rolanta (FR) 10-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 6th of 10, 43l behind Yellow Printer (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Temple Place (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Outpaced in rear of main group, not fluent 2nd, ridden and struggling 8th, tailed off and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Marodima (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in May, 8 ran.
Verumontanum (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always in last pair, tailed off 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Rime Avec Gentil (11-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Benayoun 5-1fav (11-5) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, ridden after next, weakened after 2 out, 8th of 17, 23l behind Danish Monarch (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun '09.
Majestic Bull (USA) 22-1 (11-3) Chased winner until soon after 3 out, soon driven and weakened, 9th of 13, 42l behind Papradon (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jun '10.
Storm Alert 13-2 (10-5) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 19, 33l behind Union Saint (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Kayfrou 6-1 (10-13) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3 out, ridden and rallied between last 2, no impression with leading trio flat, 4th of 9, 8l behind Osmosia (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Starlet Mandy (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) In touch, awkward 1st, not fluent 5th, weakened 7th, 6th of 8, well behind Keenes Day (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Maxis Dream 50-1 (10-10) Held up in 5th, took keen hold, weakened 6th, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Surf And Turf (11-6) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '11.