Spanish Arch was third in a better race at Ascot in December but his stable is struggling for winners at present and he's no certainty to confirm that running with fifth Moorland Sunset on worse terms. Den of Iniquity retains some ability while Farbreaga has been in terrific form this winter and won in this grade at Kempton two weeks ago, though has risen a further 8lb since. Be All Man was just beaten in a jumpers' bumper on the Polytrack last month but novice Tealissio looks to have too much weight and Gud Day is inconsistent. LEADER OF THE GANG looks to be on an upward curve and his fourth at Newbury in December is working out well. McCoy's presence in the saddle could encourage him to open his account today.
Henry King (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Jumped well, made all 2 lengths ahead 2 out, came clear before last, easily, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar '11 beating Merehead (11-2) by 9l, 14 ran.
Den of Iniquity 20-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 11, 23l behind Loose Chips (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Latest Trend (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, effort and weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 14, 23l behind Fair Trade (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Spanish Arch (IRE) 9-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, every chance 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Farmer Matt (10-0) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Moorland Sunset 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, chased leaders 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 13l behind Farmer Matt (10-0) at Ascot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Tealissio 7-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 13l behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Gud Day (IRE) 20-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway after 7th, ridden before 3 out, no extra before last, 5th of 9, 22l behind Barrakilla (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Leader Of The Gang 5-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 6th, every chance 2 out, ridden and lost 2nd between last 2, ridden and one pace last, no extra flat, 4th of 12, 7l behind Xaarcet (10-3) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Master Benjamin 7-2fav (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, one pace, 8th of 19, 9l behind Harvey's Hope (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Farbreaga (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, left 2nd at 5th, not fluent and lost 2nd next, challenged 3 out, led well before next, ridden before last where not fluent, driven out, won at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs beating Hatters River (10-13) by 2l, 18 ran.
Crescent Beach (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led and keen, headed before and mistake 3 out, quickly weakened, 13th of 14, 44l behind Dormouse (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Be All Man (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, led well over 2f out, soon headed, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind City Press (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, effort over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 10l behind City Press (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Leeroar (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra before last, 4th of 11, 12l behind Whispering Gallery (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.