It was fast ground when Sarenice won at Newton Abbot in July and the going was good at this track when Light The World was beaten only three lengths earlier this month. Fontwell winner Windpfeil is yet another with something to prove on today's surface, but DALRYMPLE won in testing ground at Huntingdon last month. Nick Ayliffe's charge has since gone very close again and makes more appeal than the likes of Benny The Swinger and Cruise In Style as the latter pair revert to hurdling.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Chased leaders after 1st, not always fluent and often went left, outpaced from 9th, beaten in 4th and went badly left from 3 out, 4th of 7, 24l behind Miss Tenacious (11-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Benny The Swinger (IRE) 5-2fav (10-3) Held up, sometimes jumped right, mistake 1st, headway 8th, chased winner before 3 out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Miss Tenacious (11-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Miles of Sunshine 66-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, never involved, 9th of 14, 39l behind Josies Orders (11-6) at Ascot 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Sarenice (FR) 11-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along 4 out, headway after next, driven to lead before 2 out, ridden and kept on flat, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jul beating Hawk Gold (10-8) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Light The World (FR) 16-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, switched right before last, stayed on flat, unable to get on terms, 4th of 14, 3l behind Seaside Shuffle (11-4) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) gd.
Windpfeil (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Behind, pushed along 4th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, stayed on approaching last, went 3rd flat, no impression, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Pour Changer (11-3) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Dalrymple (IRE) 11-8fav (10-6) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Sylvan Legend (10-5) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Going Nowhere Fast (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, switched right before and hit last, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Kayfrou (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs.
Supernoverre (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Always behind, 11th of 14, well behind Argaum (11-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Whispering Harry 10-1 (10-9) Prominent, took keen hold, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 37l behind Homer Run (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Wise Hawk 66-1 (10-12) Not always fluent in rear, behind from 7th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Valdez (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Nov.
Pennant Dancer 66-1 (10-5) Tracked clear leader, close up after 6th, driven 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Great Link (11-3) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) gd.
Drummond 33-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, challenged after 4th, not fluent next, lost place before 3 out, 5th of 9, 26l behind Lost In Newyork (9-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Sylvan Legend 2-1fav (10-9) Chased leaders, challenged 5 out, led 4 out, headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 10, 35l behind Boss In Boots (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Jambobo 40-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened and struggling 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Planetoid (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun, 11 ran.