Cozy Tiger was placed on both starts over hurdles last season but hasn't raced since finishing tailed of on the all-weather in April. Flat winner Crunched returns from a similar lay-off but fellow newcomers Marcus Antonius and Sam Sharp have been in action more recently and could figure if they take to hurdles. TURBU DU RANCH will be all the better for his third over C&D three weeks ago and, with his stable in fair form, could open his account today though Tindaro is eased in grade after his sixth at Ascot and Zennor is improving with experience.
Bariolo (FR) 40-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, well behind Fox Appeal (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Bold Identity (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Aegean Destiny (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Cozy Tiger (USA) 5-2 (11-1) Held up in last trio, headway to 3rd before 6th, stumbled 2 out, ridden and beaten well before last, 3rd of 7, 32l behind Super Directa (11-1) at Folkestone 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Crunched 7-2 (8-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, weakened 2f out, soon tailed off, last of 10, 33l behind Granston (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr (flat).
Marcus Antonius 14-1 (8-9) Rear of mid-division, some headway 4f out, no impression final 2f, 11th of 18, 10l behind Gulf of Naples (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct (flat).
Sam Sharp (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 9l behind Everymanforhimself (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov (flat).
Stay Connected (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to halfway, behind final 5f, tailed off, last of 8, 45l behind Barenger (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Tindaro (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 11, 18l behind Broadbackbob (11-0) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Trip The Light 11-1 (10-7) Chased clear leader, closed approaching 5th, lost 2nd 3 out, dropped to 4th when fell 2 out, in a race won by Ohio Gold (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov, 8 ran.
Turbo Du Ranch (FR) 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, upsides 2nd approaching 2 out, one pace and no impression on winner last, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Gleann Eagas (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Upton Mead (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Ap; rdn to ld cl home, won at Cothelstone 2m 4f ptp gd in Mar beating My Runaway (12-0) by 1l, 14 ran.
Velator 11-2 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway on wide outside halfway, outpaced over 3f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 25l behind Benheir (10-7) at Towcester 2m nhf (6) gd in Nov.
Amber Sun 80-1 (10-7) In touch on outside, ridden and weakened 7f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Cydonia (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Zennor 12-1 (10-10) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 18l behind Elegant Touch (10-10) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.