Ilongue is a couple of pounds out of the handicap and struggling to find another victory. NESNAAS, the winner of four races over fences, can take this as he's dropped to a winnable mark after a barren spell and ran well here last time. Photogenique is a tricky ride and is by no means certain to reproduce her decent debut run over fences on this track though she should again take care of Crack At Dawn, who was behind he that day. Mujamead has had plenty of chances and is still a maiden over fences as is Bohemian Rock, who is tried in headgear for the first time after a poor run at Southwell.
Nawow 25-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, went 4th 2 out, never dangerous, 5th of 12, 29l behind Aztec Treasure (11-5) at Towcester 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (4) gs in Nov.
Nesnaas (USA) 17-2 (11-12) Prominent early, tracked leaders, mistake 5th, ridden and last before 8th, rallied approaching 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Ajzal (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Crack At Dawn (IRE) 15-2 (11-8) Led to 8th, chased winner after, ridden before last, kept on, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Autumm Spirit (11-12) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Mujamead 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, kept on same pace under pressure from next, never on terms, 4th of 11, 13l behind Miss Champagne (9-11) at Uttoxeter 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Bohemian Rock 7-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, went poor 3rd after 4 out, weakened from next, 3rd of 11, 34l behind Bajan Sunshine (10-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-85 (5) gd.
Photogenique (FR) 25-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, reminders after 6th, ridden and outpaced 3 out, headway next, kept on from last, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Autumm Spirit (11-12) at Towcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf.
Ilongue (FR) 5-2fav (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge last, chased winner run-in, kept on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Bajan Sunshine (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.