Home Run has rattled up a hat-trick in lesser company but may not be one that finds a great deal off the bridle and he could just get found out here. Shammick Boy and Coffee are eased in grade while cheekpieces would need to improve the mare Josh's Dreamway for her to get off the mark for the season. The three-year-old TIDAL WAY faces his stiffest task to date and still needs to brush up his jumping. But Charlie Longsdon has probably left a little to work with and he could be the one to beat in this as Rowlestone Lad only won a Leicester seller last time.
Shammick Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, jumped right 2nd, weakened approaching 3 out, 17th of 22, 38l behind Dark Lover (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Coffee (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened after 2 out, mistake last, 9th of 21, 31l behind Buck Magic (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Josh's Dreamway (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 4th before last, one pace, 4th of 11, 16l behind Queens Grove (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Royal Rationale (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, last and struggling 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Quaddick Lake (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft, 11 ran.
Rowlestone Lad 7-4fav (11-5) Tracked leader, stumbled 2nd, carried slightly wide by loose horse soon after, challenged 5th, led 2 out, clear last, ran on well, won at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) sft in Nov beating Wom (11-3) by 8l, 9 ran.
Hired Hand (IRE) 22-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, lost place from 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Loose Chips (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Ladies Dancing 66-1 (11-1) Towards rear, struggling and no chance when badly hampered 2 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Tidal Way (IRE) 10-11fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, soon went 2nd, led when not fluent 3 out, ridden and edged left after last, stayed on, won at Ludlow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov beating Vasco D'ycy (10-12) by 2l, 10 ran.
Home Run (GER) 3-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, smooth headway to lead approaching 2out, hung left after last, ran on, won at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy beating Zelkova Island (11-12) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Look For Love 12-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, tailed off 6th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Romeo Americo (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov, 11 ran.
Courting Whitney (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Held up in last, some headway 7th, no impression 3 out, 5th of 8, 25l behind Red Jade (11-10) at Worcester 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Kasban 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, mistake 5th, pushed along next, soon weakened, soon pulled up, in a race won by Loose Chips (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Posh Emily 25-1 (10-13) In touch, pushed along before 6th, soon beaten, 6th of 16, well behind Duaiseoir (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Home Run (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) sft.
Extremely So 33-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway 3 out, weakened next, 12th of 15, well behind Tweedledrum (9-10) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Nov.