Stamina will be at a premium in this and BOBBIE MAGERN shouldn't be found wanting in that department, finishing second over 3m3f at Fontwell last month. A visor is fitted here and he could be the one to beat if it has the desired effect. Future Dominion has been knocking on the door and is closely matched with the selection on a line through Fontwell winner Overlay while Free Falling was second at Worcester in October, though might prefer better ground. Earcomesthedream is a regular here and by no means badly treated - it would be no surprise to see Peter Pritchard's nine-year-old in the firing-line in a race of this nature.
Atherstone Hill (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 2nd, soon lost place, reminder after 3rd, blundered 7th, behind from next, went remote 3rd before last until towards finish, 4th of 6, 27l behind Daldini (10-2) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Genny Wren 11-2 (11-8) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4th, went 2nd 4 out, driven to challenge 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 10, 14l behind Elegant Olive (11-3) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.
Our Jim 17-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, led 4th until after next, chased leader until 7th, driven and lost place before 10th, tailed off when blundered stumbled badly and pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Roi De Garde (10-5) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Molly Oscar (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, fell 7th, in a race won by Typhon De Guye (11-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov, 16 ran.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, led before 3 out, headed 3 out, soon lost 2nd, went 2nd again before 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 6th of 10, 11l behind Benbane Head (11-11) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Carmela Maria 4-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 45l behind Ockey De Neulliac (10-9) at Hexham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) hvy in Oct.
Highland Brave (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, tracked leaders 5 out, quickly weakened before 2 out, 7th of 9, 34l behind Lean Burn (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Bobbie Magern 9-2 (11-4) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway approaching 9th, outpaced after 3 out, rallied 2 out, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Overlay (10-5) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Future Dominion 5-4fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led 10th, ridden and headed 2 out, outpaced and hit last, 2nd of 4, 14l behind Everdon Brook (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Free Falling 8-1 (11-1) Held up, headway 7th, went 2nd when jumped right 3 out, no impression on winner from next, hung right flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Giveitachance (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Hazy Dawn 11-8fav (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 9, 34l behind Old Magic (10-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Destined For Fame (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway approaching 9th, outpaced after 3 out, one pace from next, 4th of 7, 11l behind Overlay (10-5) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Waywood Princess 16-1 (10-0) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, soon no impression, 11th of 15, 41l behind Western Kate (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Westwire Toby (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, lost place before 10th, tailed off, 9th of 18, 30l behind Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.