Minority Interest finished one place and a short-head ahead of Torrero over course and distance last month but Diana Grissell's five-year-old may well reverse the form on this much heavier ground. Dubawi Island won on his hurdling debut at Bangor but, like Minority Interest, is an unknown quantity on today's going. Irish import Civil War could be of interest but FREDDY Q will have learned plenty from his run behind Irving at Ascot and should be capable of going close in a race like this.
Dubawi Island (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 2 out, hit next, ridden and ran on, won at Bangor 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec beating A Tail Of Intrigue (11-0) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Civil War (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Rear of mid-division, headway early straight and 10th 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 22, 3 1/2l behind Ancient Sands (10-3) at Curragh 1m 4f hcp gd in Oct (flat).
Freddy Q (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Led, set moderate pace, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon outpaced, beaten when lost place last, 6th of 7, 16l behind Irving (11-5) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Kaki Island (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Led narrowly to 2nd, with leader, driven 4 out, lost place after next, weakened 2 out, 6th of 14, 24l behind Call The Cops (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Minority Interest 33-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, chased leaders last, stayed on strongly closing stages, every chance close home, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Moratab (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 14th of 22, well behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
See More Power (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Never better than mid-div, pu last, in a race won by Heads Or Tails (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May, 11 ran.
Sportsreport (IRE) 28-1 (11-1) In touch in 4th but well off pace, mistake 1st, never dangerous, 5th of 6, well behind Changing The Guard (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m nov chs (4) gf in Jul.
Torero 25-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, every chance after next, no extra flat, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Two Sugars 40-1 (10-12) Chased leader, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, 40l behind Regal Encore (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Saint Helena (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, never better than mid-division, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Horizontal Speed (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec, 14 ran.
Silk Sky 100-1 (10-2) Held up behind in touch, pushed along from 4th, reminers and lost touch 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Walk On Al (10-12) at Southwell 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 8 ran.
Warrant Officer 25-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, led after 3 out, headed next, held when fell last, in a race won by Vikekhal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 14 ran.