The Game Is A Foot still carries a penalty for his earlier win at Plumpton. He was already beaten when falling at Huntingdon last week in the race won by DALRYMPLE and the latter is the one to beat again. Nick Ayliffe's charge escapes a penalty for landing a conditionals' race and can follow up. Chankillo posted one of his better efforts when third in a seller at Leicester but there's no guarantee he'll reproduce that here. Midnight Choice makes more appeal after his recent placed run at Southwell and looks best of the rest.
The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 11-10fav (12-2) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, ridden 3 out, soon beaten, 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Dalrymple (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 12 ran.
Leeroar (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Tracked leadrs, went 2nd 5th until 4 out, weakened quickly, tailed off, went distant 4th before 3 out, 4th of 6, well behind Minella For Steak (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Oct.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Towards rear, plugged on flat, never on terms, 6th of 15, 20l behind Brinestine (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Bazart 9-1 (10-13) Held up in touch on outside, mistake 3rd, lost place before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Whispering Harry (10-4) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Oct, 9 ran.
Withy Mills 10-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, bad mistake, virtually fell and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Massena (11-6) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd, 12 ran.
Chankillo 5-1 (11-8) With leader, led and jumped right 4th, headed next, ridden 3 out, mistake next, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Persian Herald (11-5) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gs.
Shades Of Autumn (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Kings Apollo (10-1) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 17 ran.
Behtarini (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Jumped slowly 1st, in rear, ridden after 4th, mistake next, behind when mistake 7th, 14th of 18, well behind Prince Pippin (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Dalrymple (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside after 3rd, led before 3 out, headed at hurdle, soon led again, clear 2 out, stayed on well, won at Huntingdon 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft beating Poetic Power (11-5) by 21l, 12 ran.
Watchmetail (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Irving (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd.
Time Book (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, reminder 7th, 6th and struggling after 10th, weakened 12th, tailed off, 5th of 8, 36l behind Milosam (10-12) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Forgotten Promise 200-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway approaching 4th, mistake 7th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Joanne One (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Sylvan Legend 100-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 3 out, weakened soon after, 8th of 11, 48l behind Hannibal The Great (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Midnight Choice 5-1 (9-11) Held up in last pair, headway to 4th before 5th, went 3rd before 8th, went 2nd well before 2 out, pushed along and hung left approaching 2 out, ridden between last 2, soon dropped to 3rd, kept on flat but no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Motou (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.