DON POOLEONI led until the second last in a better race over a longer trip here in November. The drop back in distance could finally see him get his head in front with Martin McIntyre reducing his welter burden by 10lb. The Game Is A Foot won at Plumpton three runs ago and wasn't beaten far at Taunton last time. He's another dropping in distance but continues to climb the weights. Dungeness showed his first sign of form at Uttoxeter on his reappearance and may have more to offer but last month's Leicester scorer Lost In Newyork has a bit to prove at this level and Tracking Time, Cropley and Windpfeil are all returning from a break.
Don Pooleoni (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Led until 2 out, soon ridden, chased leaders, weakened last, 4th of 14, 12l behind Swinging Hawk (10-11) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
The Game Is A Foot (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, headway before next, stayed on, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Sylvan Legend (10-5) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Tempuran 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, mistake when well held next, 5th of 12, 25l behind Massena (11-6) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Tracking Time 12-1 (11-3) Led until 1st, chased leaders, mistake 5th, weakened 8th, 5th of 9, 23l behind Sonofagun (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Who's Jeff (IRE) 9-2 (10-13) Keen held up, blundered 2nd, headway soon after, led 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, hit next, weakened, 8th of 10, 14l behind Favorite Girl (10-7) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Dec.
Bold Cuffs 20-1 (10-8) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, driven between last 2, modest 7th when went left last, 7th of 14, 17l behind Swinging Hawk (10-13) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Frozen Over 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, plugged on same pace from 2 out, never involved, 7th of 22, 37l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Cropley (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Prominent, jumped left 2nd, ridden after 5th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, 39l behind Renoyr (11-1) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec '12.
Dungeness 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, mistake next, headway approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, flattered by proximity to winner, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Wintered Well (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Windpfeil (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Behind, pushed along 4th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, stayed on approaching last, went 3rd flat, no impression, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Pour Changer (11-3) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Lost In Newyork (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, went 2nd briefly before 2 out, no chance with winner, weakened before last, 6th of 8, 16l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Dec.
Dude Alert (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Led until, headed briefly 2nd, mistake and headed 3rd, soon ridden in 3rd, weakened 5th, tailed off next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Violet Dancer (11-4) at Sandown 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs in Dec, 8 ran.