Cockney Trucker only gave best after the last when trying to make all at Cheltenham last time. He eventually finished just behind Monetary Fund but there shouldn't be much between the pair again today. Dynaste found only Aegean Dawn too good over 2m5f at Cheltenham last month on his second start for David Pipe and is entitled to respect along with Organisateur, though the latter has been raised 14lb for a cosy five-length win over C&D last month. Olofi has been running against better horses than this recently and holding his form well but GIFTED LEADER, travelling well when brought down at Aintree before finishing second at Haydock, is definitely worth another try over this longer trip and is probably still on a decent mark.
Organisateur (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Held up in touch, tracked leaders after 5th, led last, quickened and edged left run-in, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov beating Puerto Azul (10-3) by 5l, 11 ran.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 4 out, ridden next, one pace approaching 2 out, weakened last, 7th of 16, 23l behind Nearby (11-4) at Aintree 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Oct.
Cockney Trucker (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Jumped right, led, driven and hard pressed when hit last, soon headed and ridden, kept on same pace flat, 6th of 17, 5l behind L'Accordioniste (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Olofi (FR) 7-2fav (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, chased winner from 2 out, until before last, 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Tocca Ferro (10-13) at Newbury 2m Listed hcap hdle (1) gs in Nov.
Dantari (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, every chance approaching 4 out, ridden approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Any Given Day (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f Listed hcp hdl (1) sft in Oct.
Dynaste (FR) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leader, led 6th, ridden and joined last, headed soon after, no chance with easy winner, kept on well for clear 2nd, 2nd of 23, 3 1/2l behind Aegean Dawn (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Causeway King (USA) 7-2 (10-8) Led, jinked right 2nd, headed briefly 4th, driven 3 out, narrow advantage when not fluent last, ridden and headed flat, no extra, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Salontyre (9-13) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 4yo (2) gs.
Gilded Age 13-2 (10-10) Chased winner until after 5th, regained 2nd next until went right 6th and next, stayed in well held 3rd, went right last 3, 3rd of 5, 30l behind Nadiya De La Vega (10-3) at Warwick 2m 4yo nov chs (3) gs in Nov.
Tobago Bay 40-1 (11-2) In touch, weakened approaching 3 out, 11th of 18, 33l behind Requin (10-2) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Monetary Fund (USA) 9-2fav (11-3) In touch, headway 3 out, ridden and effort approaching last, led narrowly soon after last, headed flat, kept on, no extra towards finish, 4th of 17, 2 1/2l behind L'Accordioniste (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Gifted Leader (USA) 5-1 (11-9) In touch and keen, chased winner approaching 3 out, ridden and every chance 2 out, kept on same pace from last, no impression, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Rio Gael (11-4) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Art Professor (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2 out, weakened last, 9th of 17, 17l behind L'Accordioniste (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Darstardly Dick (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) In touch in last pair, headway 3 out, edged left and led approaching 2 out, clear when mistake last, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 5f nov chs (3) hvy in Oct beating Shadow Dancer (10-9) by 7l, 5 ran.
Pennellis (FR) 7-2 (11-9) In touch, headway 4 out, led before next, driven and headed approaching 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 12, 11l behind Via Galilei (10-1) at Newbury 2m con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Grafite 18-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 7th, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, clear when mistake last, stayed on well, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft beating Mannlichen (11-2) by 8l, 17 ran.