Another bumper turnout but this may not be as competitive as first appears. Home Run must have a chance of following his victory in a novices' handicap at Exeter, however, while it would be no surprise to see October's Wincanton winner Cruise In Style bounce back do better than when fifth here last time though we still prefer the winner of that race, KEY TO MILAN. Having shown little previously, Chris Down's six-year-old showed a willing attitude that day and could be getting the hang of things now. Todareistodo was only beaten a neck when sent off favourite at Folkestone last time but is 4lb higher here and may struggle to confirm that form with third Cuckoo Rock while Going Nowhere Fast ran poorly at Hereford last month.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Soon in touch, headway to 2nd 3 out, led approaching 2 out, hit 2 out, ridden and headed going to last, driven and lost 2nd flat, stayed on same pace, lost 2 places close home, 5th of 12, 4l behind Key To Milan (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, left 2nd when slightly hampered 4th, ridden in 3rd approaching 3 out, no impression from next, 3rd of 4, 18l behind True Blue (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 6-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd before 4th, led 7th, headed after 2 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 9, 24l behind On The Bridge (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Gizzit (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) Behind, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 40l behind Home Run (10-9) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Master Wells (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 7, 35l behind Behtarini (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Todareistodo 7-2fav (10-12) Held up in last, headway after 2 out (normal 3 out), strong challenge before last, stayed on, just held close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Home Run (GER) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, squeezed through to challenge on inside after 2 out, soon not clear run, every chance when hung left after last, led close home, all out, won at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy beating Xaarcet (11-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Venir Rouge 14-1 (10-10) Pressed leader, led 4th, headed after next, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 15, 16l behind Jawhary (11-2) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Oct.
Key To Milan 12-1 (10-2) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, lost 2nd 2 out, rallied under pressure last, went 2nd flat, stayed on gamely to lead again close home, won at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Stentorian (11-4) by hd, 12 ran.
Go Annie 33-1 (11-0) Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 14, 36l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Lady Bridget 14-1 (11-5) Led, narrowly headed 6th, chased leader until approaching 3 out, weakened before next, left modest 3rd last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Bathwick Junior (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Man Of Leisure 25-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway to modest 4th approaching 3 out, weakened after next, 8th of 10, 47l behind Giveitachance (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Held up on outside, took keen hold, blundered badly 2nd, headway approaching last, soon close up, switched left flat, unable to challenge front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Wily Fox (11-12) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Theroadtogorey (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) Held up behind, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, tailed off, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pericoloso (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct, 7 ran.
Effectsmenone 150-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, raced wide towards rear, some headway 4th, towards rear pushed along and struggling when mistake and brought down 4 out, in a race won by Top Wood (10-13) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr, 15 ran.