ICONIC ROSE stands out in a modest handicap. She was only beaten a nose at Huntingdon last time and a 5lb rise shouldn't be too much of a burden as Pam Sly's mare drops in class. Realta Mo Croi landed a gamble at Fontwell in June but was raised 21lb as a consequence and Midnight Choice is preferred on last month's third over these hurdles. Airmen's Friend seems better over fences nowadays but Zelos Diktator has the past form to figure if back to his best.
Sandynow (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) In rear, hampered 1st, never going that well, behind 8th, 13th of 17, 50l behind Ballyculla (11-8) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Airmen's Friend (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 20l behind King Boru (11-12) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Kayalar (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway 5th to chase leaders, one pace, 5th of 9, 22l behind King Boru (11-12) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Iconic Rose 4-1fav (10-13) Prominent, led 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon headed, every chance flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Elegant Olive (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Realta Mo Croi (IRE) 5-2 (11-11) Held up mid-division, headway 7th to chase leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, one pace and hit last, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Princesse Katie (10-4) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Zelos Diktator 20-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 6th, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Tigresse Bleue (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Whatsupjack (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, hampered 8th, blundered 2 out, never dangerous, 12th of 16, 35l behind Homer Run (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Head Spin (IRE) 15-2 (10-11) Prominent, blundered and unseated rider 8th, in a race won by Homer Run (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 16 ran.
Adili (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, modest progress when not fluent 7th, ridden after next, plugged on before 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 11l behind Kings Apollo (10-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Lucas Pitt 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Going Concern (10-12) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Bold Tara 9-1 (9-6) Prominent, led before 2nd, headed after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 14, 13l behind Lamblord (11-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Xenophon 50-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, slow 4th, soon struggling, kept on from 2 out, never nearer, 4th of 8, 37l behind Shimla Dawn (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Midnight Choice 10-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Sylvan Legend (10-5) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Song of Pride (GER) 33-1 (10-4) Mid-division, disputing 8th and in touch when blundered and unseated rider 7th, in a race won by Wintered Well (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs, 13 ran.
Haling Park (UAE) 100-1 (10-5) In touch in chasing group, not fluent 4th, lost place when mistake 6th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Belle De Fontenay (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f sell (5) gs, 10 ran.