PLEIN POUVOIR's future may well lie over this sort of trip as he appeared to get outpaced back over 2m4f at Chepstow last time. Runner-up to Inside Dealer over today's C&D earlier, Venetia Williams' charge can get back on the winning trail today in a race that probably isn't that competitive. Goring One has a similar profile to the selection and was second over 3m1f at Folkestone last month while Frontier Dancer is well enough handicapped if fully wound-up and makes more appeal than Nenuphar Collonges, pulled up at Haydock after a break, and veteran bottom weight Massini Sunset.
Nenuphar Collonges (FR) 25-1 (11-6) Held up mid-division, mistake 14th, tailed off 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Monsieur Cadou (10-0) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 15 ran.
Plein Pouvoir (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place 11th, soon outpaced, 5th of 8, 13l behind Marshal Zhukov (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Frontier Dancer (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, under pressure 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 11, 21l behind Inside Dealer (11-12) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jun.
Goring One (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Led, jumped left and not fluent 4th, headed before next, stayed prominent, ridden after 4 out, went 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Massini Sunset (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden before 12th, well behind next, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Pete The Feat (11-12) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.