Typhon De Guye recorded his one and only victory in this 12 months ago but is still 8lb higher and hasn't raced since May. Halucha ran well in a better race at Towcester last week but there are more interesting candidates lower down the weights. Southway Queen won over 3m2f at Huntingdon last month while McCoy partners Worcester winner Transfer again but ARTIC NIGHT makes more appeal back over hurdles after trying his luck over fences at Stratford. The grey won at Worcester in September and has his ground again here.
Regal Flow 25-1 (11-0) Raced wide chasing leaders, went 2nd 7th, still every chance 2 out, driven between last 2, weakened before last, 7th of 17, 14l behind Invicta Lake (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Halucha (IRE) 40-1 (10-1) With leader, led 3rd, headed 2 out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 16, 4l behind Valid Point (11-9) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Puerto Azul (IRE) 200-1 (10-9) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 12th of 18, well behind Doctor Harper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Typhon De Guye (FR) 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, close 3rd and ridden after 8th, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Kilrush (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Saint Peray (FR) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, pecked 3rd, reminder after 11th, weakened 15th, behind 17th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ceepeegee (10-13) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp ch 0-110 (4) sft in Feb '12, 11 ran.
Madam Noso 20-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along 5th, tailed off 4 out, 10th of 12, well behind Sapphire Rouge (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Tang Royal (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 29l behind Experimentalist (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Southway Queen 5-1 (11-2) In touch, tracked leader 5th, led 8th, challenged flat, driven out, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct beating Midnight Mustang (10-6) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Wychwoods Mist 16-1 (9-11) Prominent, led 6th, headed before next, soon dropped away, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Midnight Belle (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Transfer 4-1 (11-10) Held up, headway when not fluent 8th, challenged 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct beating Tin Pot Man (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Ponte Di Rosa 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, bumped 1st, ridden and well beaten 6th 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 39l behind Stadium Of Light (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Artic Night (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Held up behind in touch, struggling 12th, stayed on to take moderate 3rd between last 2, went 2nd flat, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 31l behind What A Good Night (10-10) at Stratford 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.