CHUVELO is hard to oppose despite carrying a penalty for winning at Carlisle on his debut for Donald McCain’s yard. He won with a bit to spare on that occasion and should have the measure of these. More Overdraught may prove best of the opposition having finished fourth at Ludlow on her debut back in May while Snowpiercer failed to win in Ireland and debuts for new connections. Timeforadance has shown nothing so far and Isthebaropen debuts under Rules having failed to complete in a point-to-point.
Chuvelo (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Held up in touch, led over 3f out, kept on well to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) sft in Nov beating Call Me Freddie (11-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Snowpiercer (FR) 8-1 (12-0) Rear of mid-division, 5th after 4f, 4th halfway, progress to 3rd under 5f out, no impression on leaders 4f out, dropped to 4th and under pressure over 3f out, weakened, tailed off, 4th of 8, dist behind Fortune Street (12-0) at Wexford 2m Soft - Heavy in Oct.
Timeforadance 20-1 (11-0) Made most until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, dist behind Karl Philippe (11-0) at Hereford 2m (5) sft in Nov.
Isthebaropen 3-1 (11-7) Prom to 13; pu 3 out, at Chaddesley Corbett 3m mdn gd in May.
More Overdraught 4-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8 1/2l behind Cubao (11-4) at Ludlow 2m (4) gd in May.