A runner-up at Newbury earlier, Highland Parc disappointed last time and headgear is applied. Kingmon's Boy finished a lot closer over track and trip last month while Stratton Oakmont and Extraordinary Man look likely to improve but a chance is taken on a newcomer. At Poets Cross belongs to the family of high-class hurdler At Fishers Cross but FINEST VIEW is a full-sister to four winners over jumps and Alan King’s filly may prove the one to side with.
At Poets Cross (IRE) Yeats gelding out of At The Pound Cross.
Extraordinary Man (FR) 15-2 (11-0) Midfield, raced keenly, pushed behind leaders entering home straight, ridden in 3rd after 2f out, kept on behind front pair, 3rd of 9, 14 3/4l behind Le Bateau (11-0) at Ludlow 1m 6f (4) sft in Dec.
Highland Light Cameron Highland gelding out of Lady In Chief.
Highland Parc (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Raced handily, niggled along to dispute lead over 4f out, soon hard ridden and headed, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 13 1/4l behind Without A Doubt (11-4) at Southwell 2m (5) gs in Dec.
Kingmon's Boy 200-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, in touch in rear, wide and headway over 2f out, soon chased winner, no impression and lost towards finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Brilliant Present (10-7) at Lingfield 2m (5) pol in Dec.
Lohans Cross (IRE) Carlotamix gelding out of Whisky.
Stratton Oakmont (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Hooper (11-0) at Stratford 2m (5) gd in Sep.
Worth Knowing (IRE) 200-1 (11-5) Raced keenly chasing leaders, pushed along and weakened 3f out, 6th of 10, dist behind Swincombe Fleat (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (5) hvy in Jan.
King Carlos Casamento gelding out of Little Annie.
Sixties Hero Sixties Icon gelding out of Waraqa.
Spacesuit Sea The Moon gelding out of Casaca.
Finest View Passing Glance filly out of Call Me A Legend.