Tuscan Gold is still a maiden but would have claims on his third at Kempton in November off a higher mark. BARENGER was beaten less than a length over track and trip in December and taking on better opposition over a longer trip when only fifth at Musselburgh subsequently. He has more scope than the majority of these and can open his account this afternoon. Thundering Home may be the danger as he's been in good form lately, though is another creeping up the weights. The four-year-old Sir Fredlot has a chance and is preferred to top weight Experimentalist of the remainder.
Experimentalist 2-1fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, left 3rd 3 out, ridden to challenge after 2 out, no extra in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Face Value (11-0) at Ballinrobe 2m 4yo mdn hdl sft in Jul.
Barenger (IRE) 3-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 10, 10l behind Salubrious (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Seventh Sky (GER) 13-2 (11-8) Took keen hold, soon settled in mid-division, headway and still keen approaching 4 out, chased leaders approaching 2 out, 4th and one pace last, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Islandmagee (11-2) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs.
Tuscan Gold 4-1 (11-3) Led, headed soon after 4th, chased winner, ridden 3 out , kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind General Ting (11-5) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Nov.
Massena (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Raced keenly, with leader, lost place approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 8, 35l behind Cotillion (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May '11.
Ray Diamond 33-1 (11-9) Chased leader until 2nd, chased leading pair until ridden and lost place after 4th, soon in rear, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Ballygarvey (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Loyaute (FR) 50-1 (11-2) Led, driven and headed before 2 out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 22l behind Mischievous Milly (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f Mares Novice Hurdle (Listed) (3yo+) (1) hvy in Dec.
Troubletimestwo (FR) 10-3fav (10-9) Chased winner until ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind King Of Dubai (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in Apr '11.
Sir Fredlot (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) With leaders, lost place over 3f out, 12th of 14, 36l behind Fair Trade (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Thundering Home 5-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and every chance last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Islandmagee (11-2) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs.
Lindsay's Dream 25-1 (10-7) Chased leader until after 1st and again from after 3rd, jumped right and not fluent next, weakened 2 out, 6th of 7, 16l behind Dirty Deal (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Walden Prince (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, 39l behind Invicta Lake (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.