This is a very modest heat and Old Magic must have a decent chance of chance of getting back to winning ways. He made a lot of the running when fourth to last year's winner, Bathwick Junior, at Chepstow last month. Golden Games won over 2m2f here in April but has only had one run since, finishing tailed off on the Flat. MIGHTY MAMBO is one of several tried in headgear of various types for the first time. He hasn't got much mileage on the clock and has shown more than enough to suggest he can win a race like this so gets the nod. Shadarpour was fourth at Towcester in October but has run poorly on the Polytrack since.
Shadarpour (IRE) 12-1 (11-10) Led to 5 out, left 2nd 2 out, ridden before last, soon lost 2nd, faded run-in, 4th of 8, 11l behind Theatrelands (11-11) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Oct.
Conigre 14-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, reminders before 4th, weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Border Station (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jun, 12 ran.
Golden Games (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up well in rear, smooth headway on outside before 3 out, led approaching 2 out, clear before last, stayed on well, won at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr beating Ardmaddy (11-9) by 8l, 13 ran.
Mighty Mambo 9-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd after 3 out, no impression, weakened to 4th next, 4th of 12, 29l behind The Game Is A Foot (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Old Magic (IRE) 9-2fav (11-4) Led, headed before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 16, 9l behind Bathwick Junior (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Agapanthus (GER) 100-1 (10-13) Mid-division, lost touch 11th, soon tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Harry Topper (11-4) at Exeter 3m beg chs (4) gs in Oct '12, 10 ran.
Ricketyrock 50-1 (10-1) Led, jumped left at times, slowed into 1st, headed next, beaten after 3 out, hung left and ran out bend before 2 out, in a race won by Massena (11-6) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Tom Sang (FR) 33-1 (11-1) Behind, weakened from 4 out, 10th of 13, well behind Man Of Leisure (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
No Ifs No Buts 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, ridden before 3 out,, weakened last, 6th of 16, 11l behind Bathwick Junior (11-1) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Wicklewood 200-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 5th, weakened 3 out, 8th of 13, 22l behind Irving (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off and eased before next, last of 11, 48l behind Capellini (11-7) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Petrocelli 8-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, headway to 3rd when blundered 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, keeping on same pace when mistake last, 6th of 13, 20l behind Just When (11-7) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Just Beware 25-1 (10-5) Held up, reminder 3rd, not fluent next, lost touch 5th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Proud Times (11-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov.
Clonusker (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, pulled up before last, tailed off, in a race won by Border Station (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jun, 12 ran.