San Pedro De Senam, a hurdle and chase winner, is eased in grade returning from a break and should be thereabouts if fully wound-up but CELESTIAL FORCE is clear at the weights and can make a winning start for new connections having been bought out of a seller at Taunton in which Stratford winner Secret Secret was only third.
Celestial Force (IRE) 2-7fav (11-12) Held up behind leader, not fluent 5th, pushed along briefly home turn, pressed leader before 2 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden out after last to assert run-in, won at Taunton 2m 3f (5) gf in Nov beating Eclair Des Sablons (11-6) by 4 3/4l, 4 ran.
Dream Du Grand Val (FR) 50-1 (12-5) Led in start, started slowly and reluctant early, always behind, 7th of 11, 26 1/4l behind Naturally High (11-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Finisher (USA) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leader, pushed along and weakened after 6th, 6th of 9, dist behind What A Glance (11-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in Nov.
Norse Castle 16-1 (12-0) Hdwy 10; led 2 out; drvn out, won at Mollington 2m 4f mdn gs in May beating Order In Court (12-0) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
San Pedro De Senam (FR) 12-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, weakening when hit last, 6th of 7, 16 1/2l behind Kloud Gate (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Kalaya (IRE) 125-1 (10-8) Tracked winner, pushed along 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 34 1/4l behind Falberto (11-7) at Stratford 2m 3f (5) gd in Mar.
Secret Secret (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, pushed along before 2 out, outpaced from 2 out, held when not fluent last, 3rd of 4, 7 1/4l behind Celestial Force (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f (5) gf in Nov.