Big fields appear the order of the day here and this is another tricky puzzle to solve. Okafranca, Elegant Olive and Sovereign Spirit were all winners last time - the first-named appears the pick of that trip today. Halucha is starting to look well handicapped but Kahsabelle has had plenty of chances and both Pliny and Fortuna Rose have a lengthy absence to overcome. Neither of Jonjo O'Neill's pair, Salpierre or Tarvini, make much appeal and veteran South O'The Border has shown nothing since joining Liam Grassick's yard. Former stablemate CANADIAN DREAMER has been knocking on the door, however, and has more scope than any of his rivals. The step up to 3m should suit and he looks the one to beat.
Salpierre (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3rd until next, weakened before 5th, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Sail And Return (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Whatsabillion (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, 4th after 3 out, 3rd approaching straight, stayed on best run-in to lead close home, won at Wexford 3m hcp hdl 80-109 in Apr '11 beating Model County Lass (11-5) by nk, 16 ran.
Tarvini (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, blundered 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, well behind Arkose (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Boomtown Kat 33-1 (11-4) Mid-division, behind from 6th, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Stars Du Granits (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Strawberry Hill (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, weakened 3 out, 6th of 8, 35l behind Meganisi (11-5) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.
South O'The Border 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden before 4th, soon lost place, well beaten 7th, 7th of 13, 35l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Dais Return (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In touch, reminders after 4th, ridden and weakened 3 out, 5th of 9, 30l behind Oscar Hill (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Pliny (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) With leader, led after 4th, headed next, ridden after 7th, mistake and weakened last, 6th of 12, 34l behind Fintan (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep '11.
Okafranca (IRE) 11-1 (10-4) Held up, headway 8th, led before 2 out, ridden out, won at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Nov beating Bravo Bravo (10-7) by 11l, 11 ran.
Halucha (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3rd, behind 7th, stayed on from 3 out, no impression, 9th of 17, 21l behind Beside The Fire (11-9) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Fortuna Rose 12-1 (10-12) Prominent, wandered 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra 2 out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 16, 18l behind Night Rose (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Elegant Olive 12-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, every chance next, led approaching last, ran on well, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov beating Future Dominion (10-2) by 7l, 10 ran.
Kahsabelle (FR) 8-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear on inside, outpaced when hit 3 out, kept on from next, never on terms, 7th of 15, 13l behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.
No Woman No Cry 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, reminder after 7th, soon lost touch, went badly left 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 16, 49l behind Cinevator (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 9-4fav (11-6) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 8th, challenged 3 out, ridden after next, led flat, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct beating Kenaleck (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.