A big field but not many arrive in decent form. Tisfreetdream is one of those but he'll find this tougher than the amateurs' race he won at Ludlow last month and DANCING DAFFODIL is preferred. Robin Dickin's mare is a winner without a penalty having taken a conditionals race last week with any amount in hand. She can take advantage here before the handicapper has his say. Prince Pippin is not badly handicapped compared on his best form while Artic Night can race off the same mark as when scoring at Carlisle last December. I Know The Code drops down a grade and has outside claims but the rest have plenty of improving to do to figure.
I Know The Code (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, mistake 6th, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 45l behind Bathwick Brave (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Artic Night (FR) 6-1 (11-12) Led, not fluent 7th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 5th of 10, 3/4l behind Worth A King's (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, plugged on again from next, 6th of 17, 29l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Zelos Diktator 6-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened after 3 out, 4th of 9, 29l behind Petit Ecuyer (11-9) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Our Golden Boy (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Tracked leader until 7th, dropped to rear next, 7th of 8, well behind Barrakilla (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, led approaching 3 out, clear next, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov beating Kahsabelle (11-5) by 4l, 18 ran.
Ohms Law 25-1 (10-4) Hampered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Everdon Brook (9-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun, 10 ran.
Yellow Duke (FR) 100-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, led and soon clear, reduced lead 3 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 23l behind Robbie (11-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Jupiter Rex (FR) 10-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 3 out, kept on from next, no impression, 5th of 10, 11l behind Storm Alert (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Dancing Daffodil 3-1fav (10-5) Held up in rear, headway approaching 8th, went 2nd after next, led before 3 out, clear 2 out, very easily, won at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov beating Hector's House (11-1) by 46l, 9 ran.
Blakeneys Pet (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Close up, pushed along after 7th, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Storm Alert (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Radical Bay 8-1 (10-5) Close up, ridden to chase leading pair 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 17l behind Everdon Brook (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Formedable (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) In touch in rear, ridden 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Royale Knight (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 6 ran.