Alan King has won two of the last three renewals and is double-handed this time. Forgiving Glance will have benefited from his run behind the more-experienced Culture De Sivola at Leicester but the stable's first choice is MYSTERY CODE (NAP). She readily brushed aside Culture De Sivola at Fakenham on her hurdling debut and looks to have a bright future. Jer's Girl easily won a Limerick maiden and is very lightly-raced so looks the danger ahead of French raider Kamaloka and New Vennture.
Bracken Brae 33-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out to chase leaders, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 7 3/4l behind Culture De Sivola (10-10) at Leicester 2m fll (4) gs in Nov.
Culture De Sivola (FR) 9-4fav (10-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2 out, pressed last, held on well towards finish, won at Leicester 2m fll (4) gs in Nov beating Forgiving Glance (10-10) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Forgiving Glance 15-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, challenged 2 out, every chance last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Culture De Sivola (10-10) at Leicester 2m fll (4) gs in Nov.
Jer's Girl (IRE) 5-2fav (10-5) Disputed early, 2nd and slight mistake at 2nd, slight mistake 3rd, close up from 4th and led next, headed briefly halfway, ridden to assert before last, kept on strongly, won at Limerick 2m mdn sft in Nov beating Tamisa (10-5) by 7 1/2l, 11 ran.
Kamaloka (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) 4th of 10, 10l behind Triana Du Berlais (10-5) at Auteuil 2m 2f sft in Nov.
Mystery Code Evensfav (10-12) Held up mid-division, went 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Fakenham 2m fll (3) gs in Oct beating Culture De Sivola (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
New Vennture (FR) 11-8fav (10-10) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, one pace, 5th of 10, 11 1/4l behind Culture De Sivola (10-10) at Leicester 2m fll (4) gs in Nov.
Our Kylie (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, kept on one pace from next, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 5, 17 1/4l behind Paddys Runner (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct.