SAFFERANO won over a shorter trip here in October and, after a poor run at Fontwell, bounced back to form over 3m at Fakenham. He's only 2lb higher in this and a useful 7lb claimer takes off 7lb so he should take all the beating. Monderon beat a good yardstick over course and distance last month and wasn't disgraced when trying to follow up at Warwick. He may be the danger as Chepstow third He's The Daddy still looks too high in the weights and Rising Teal isn't particularly well treated on her handicap debut and has a preferred engagement at Fontwell. Trozulon will surely need this and Merchant Of Milan is also entered at Huntingdon.
Merchant Of Milan 50-1 (10-12) Led before 2nd, ridden and joined 2 out, soon headed, 3rd and no extra when not fluent last, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Sego Success (10-12) at Southwell 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Trozulon (FR) 3-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, closer order 5th, pushed along to chase leaders before 7th, went 2nd 3 out, pushed along before 2 out, lost 2nd before mistake and went left last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Hindon Road (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May '12.
He's The Daddy 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, effort on inside 4 out, soon every chance, ridden 3 out, stayed on to press for 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Moorlands Mist (10-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Rising Teal 9-1 (10-10) Held up in touch on outside, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after next, ridden between last 2, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Dardanella (10-10) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Reyno 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden before 8th, lost place after 3 out, 13th of 16, 23l behind Valid Point (11-9) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Monderon (FR) 14-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway after 2 out, never nearer, 7th of 13, 11l behind Mini Muck (11-11) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Bebinn (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Led until 2nd, prominent, ridden before 7th, soon lost place, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Mini Muck (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f (4) gs.
Top Chief 100-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4 out, never a factor, 7th of 13, 28l behind Dream Flyer (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Safferano (IRE) 7-4fav (11-10) Held up in rear, switched outside and in touch 10th, challenged 3 out, hit next, soon hard driven, 1 length down when switched right approaching last, ridden and stayed on to lead narrowly towards finish, won at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov beating Burns Night (11-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.