None of these jump of the page but COUP DE TABAC might just be well weighted on his second start in these ranks and we give marginal preference to the gelding instead of last time out winner Tayman and bumper victor Wor Room. Still a maiden after seven starts, the pick was placed off this mark in April and has followed that with some solid efforts in novice and maiden company. His best performance to date came when taking on a similar stamina test and given his mark looks fair we'll chance him. Tayman's mark is up three pounds for a comfortable enough success last time. He stayed on well that day so the step up to this trip looks a good move and he can run a big race again. Wor Room doesn't look weighted out of it as he steps into handicap company.
Tayman (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Made all, ridden and kept on when strongly pressed from 3 out, stayed on well from last, won at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Sep beating Kilrogan (11-0) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Brochure (IRE) 18-1 (10-7) Held up, hit 3 out, soon weakened, last of 11, well behind High Gales (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Coup de Tabac (FR) 12-1 (10-12) Held up, chased leaders 3 out, one pace from last, 5th of 12, 8l behind Shadow Dancer (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Petrus De Sormain (FR) 8-1 (11-10) Towards rear, struggling 4 out, tailed off from next, 11th of 12, well behind Sabre Hongrois (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Spring Breeze 7-1 (11-4) Held up, pushed along after 7th, reminders approaching next, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Ballyhale (10-0) at Wetherby 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr '08.
Catch Bob (IRE) 15-8fav (11-5) Mid-division, headway and close up 2 out, soon ridden, weakened from last, 5th of 14, 20l behind Any Given Day (10-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Daraz Rose (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden 6th, weakened 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Synchronised (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (3) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Wor Rom (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) In rear, behind when not fluent, tailed off 6th, 6th of 9, well behind Risk (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Tarkani (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon hung left, never nearer, 5th of 16, 8l behind Woody Valentine (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Solway Bay 4-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, weakened after 2 out, 9th of 12, 33l behind A Little Different (10-13) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Sep.
Stoneyford Ben (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) (tt) bhnd til hdwy 13; wknd 15, 6th of 8, 31l behind Tuesday's Child (12-3) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gf in May.