Mr Burgees has been placed in a point-to-point and a bumper but was disappointing when favourite at Uttoxeter last month. ON TOUR looked a nice prospect when third in a Listed bumper at Ascot in December. He hasn't been seen since but could have too much class for today's rivals if fully wound-up. Arden Denis won over 3m between the flags so might need further than this over hurdles and a similar comment applies to the mare Annaroe.
Arden Denis (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 6f out, soon behind, 8th of 14, 47l behind Chieftain's Choice (11-4) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Mr Burgees (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 13l behind Bumble Bay (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
On Tour (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway on inside to chase leaders 5f out, went 3rd over 2f out and soon hung right, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Seven Nation Army (11-4) at Ascot 2m Listed NH flat (1) sft in Dec.
Bring Back Charlie 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed 6 out, weakened after 4 out, unseated rider last, in a race won by Garnock (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul, 4 ran.
Annaroe (IRE) 3-1 (11-11) Mid div, gd prog from 3out, twrds ldrs, ld last, ko best, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating Ice Ice Baby (11-11) by 3l, 14 ran.