BE ALL MAN finished runner-up to previous winner Population at Ascot last month and Sheena West's charge is taken to go one better. That form looks superior to Opening Batsman's recent close second at Taunton and Talkonthestreet's three-length defeat at Aintree in October. Barney Cool was a disappointing favourite under a penalty at Chepstow last time after scoring at Fontwell on his debut in May, but Railway Rico and Fearless Leader are open to improvement and could prove best of the remainder.
Barney Cool 7-4fav (11-7) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 18l behind Colour Squadron (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) gs in Oct.
Al Sirat 25-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 46l behind Barthelemy (11-3) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gf in Apr '10.
Be All Man (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon outpaced by winner, stayed on well for clear 2nd, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Population (11-2) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Dinner Guest 20-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, effort 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 10, 49l behind Wings Of Icarus (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Fearless Leader 14-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 5th of 9, 10l behind Open Hearted (11-2) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Generous Kenny 66-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 26l behind Monkey Milan (11-2) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gf in May.
Hentzau (USA) 66-1 (10-9) Always behind, ridden and struggling over 6f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Cardinal Rose (10-12) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
John's Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ran wide bend 9f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Josh's Dreamway (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Let's Be Famous (IRE) Indian Danehill gelding out of Mulligans Fool.
No Duffer Karinga Bay gelding out of Dolly Duff.
Ohms Law 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, behind final 6f, tailed off, 11th of 14, 41l behind Douchkirk (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in May.
Opening Batsman (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Always prominent, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Decimus (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gf in Nov.
Railway Rico (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, 7th halfway, headway into 4th 4f out, ridden 3f out, no extra 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 15l behind Pond Cottage (11-6) at Down Royal 2m N H flat gd in Aug.
River Exit (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Made all, 2l ld last, kow from last but jnd late, won at Toomebridge 3m ire ptp hvy in Oct deadheating with Barlow (11-2), 9 ran.
Shaddaii (FR) April Night gelding out of Gypsie D'artois.
Talkonthestreet (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, chased winner over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Sir Johnson (12-0) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Triomphal (FR) Passing Sale gelding out of Iwo Shima.
Lady Hannah Daring March mare out of unknown dam.
Martin's Shadow Tamure mare out of Anns Girl.