While You Wait had appeared on the upgrade prior to blotting his copy-book at Kempton so it's a bit of a surprise to see him in a claimer. He must have a chance despite meeting Baccalaureate and course and distance winner Edlomond on worse terms than he would were this a handicap. The latter arrives off the back of a recent win in a Fakenham seller but Jacks Grey hasn't raced since last July. LION ON THE PROWL fell in a hunter chase at Fakenham back under Rules last month but that should have blown away a few cobwebs. Once rated 134 over hurdles, it's interesting that A P McCoy takes over the reins here and he could outstay these if there is a decent pace.
Baccalaureate (FR) 8-15fav (10-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, chased winner from 4th, driven after 4 out, no impression next, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Engai (11-0) at Southwell 2m nov chs (4) gd in Aug.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Civil War (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs (flat).
While You Wait (IRE) 5-1fav (11-2) Held up in last trio, pushed along and some headway on outside approaching 3 out, driven and beaten before next, 9th of 15, 26l behind Purple 'n Gold (11-1) at Kempton 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Edlomond (IRE) 2-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd next, not fluent and stumbled badly 3 out, led after next, clear before last, ridden out, won at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (5) gd beating Not Til Monday (11-8) by 5l, 9 ran.
Jacks Grey 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, hampered 1st, lost place next, not fluent 3rd, headway 6th, no extra 3 out, 6th of 8, 21l behind Bay Central (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf in Jul.
Lion On The Prowl (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, slow 5th, fell next, in a race won by Utopian (11-10) at Fakenham 2m 5f nov hts chs (6) gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Kagouillot (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, weakened next (normal 4 out), tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Rafafie (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.