Plenty of these with previous form on the Fibresand. Not least, Elusive Warrior, who does most of his racing here but hasn't won since 2010. Jonnie Skull pops-up occasionally at this level and is not badly handicapped but Ace Of Spies was expected to do better when beaten over four lengths here last time. Both of MONTE CASSINO's wins came at this track and with a recent return from a layoff under his belt, Bryan Smart's charge looks to have every chance with a 5lb claimer on board to help his cause. Son Vida and Koo And The Gang have tumbled down the weights and could go well.
Sovento (GER) 33-1 (10-9) Outpaced and always in rear, 16th of 17, 27l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 11, 17l behind Satwa Laird (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Man Of My Word 33-1 (8-2) Led, headed 4f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 15l behind Rocky Reef (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Son Vida (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 13l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Koo And The Gang (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Barton Bounty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Boy The Bell 11-2 (9-1) Always towards rear, 10th of 15, 12l behind Les Verguettes (9-5) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct.
Calypso Cay 16-1 (9-4) Led ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until well over 1f out, chased leaders until weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Aragorn Rouge (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Scarlet Rocks (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, challenged inside final 2f, soon ridden, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Ingleby Angel (8-12) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Monte Cassino (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Soon pushed along towards rear, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 4l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden and racing awkwardly over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Circuitous (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, headway halfway, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Maltease Ah (9-1) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Concrete Jungle (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Led, headed inside final 4f, ridden and lost 2nd 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 7, 34l behind Pandorica (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2f app sell stks (6) sft in Aug.
Tenancy (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Invigilator (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.