ROUGE VIF has to concede weight all round but should have the class to get back to winning ways after a fine run behind subsequent Grade 2 winner Mister Fisher at Kempton - an earlier victory at Southwell has also been franked. The four-year-old Qawamees made a promising start at Wetherby and will know more today so makes more appeal than recent course and distance third Point Break and Skye Chief, who disappointed on his reappearance at Catterick. Oscar Wilde needs more but Summer Lightening has won a bumper here and River Glades has decent form on the Flat up to 2m.
Rouge Vif (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Led headed 2 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Mister Fisher (11-0) at Kempton 2m (2) gs in Dec.
Adelphi Prince 66-1 (11-5) Held up, always towards rea, 9th of 17, 35 1/4l behind Off The Hook (10-12) at Ayr 2m 4f mdn (5) gs in Jan.
Just Call Me Al (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, soon led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 31l behind Corrieben Reiver (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (5) gs in Dec.
Mymilan (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, drpd to 6th 5out, rdn aftr 4out, no ex from 3out & wknd, eased aftr 2out, pu bef last, at Taylorstown 3m mdn gs in Apr.
Oscar Wilde (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced before 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 12, 12l behind Doctor Dex (11-5) at Wetherby 2m mdn (4) gd in Jan.
Point Break (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Led, clear after 2nd, mistake 6th 10 lengths ahead 2 out, still clear when bad mistake last, headed flat, 3rd and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 4 1/4l behind Mountain Hawk (11-5) at Newcastle 2m (4) gs in Jan.
Skye Chief 6-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, challenged 3rd, 4th and no extra 2 out, 7th of 11, 26l behind Sweet Vinetta (10-5) at Catterick 2m 3f (4) sft in Dec.
Stornaway (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 4f out, 4th of 9, 35l behind The Second Coming (10-12) at Catterick 2m (5) sft in Dec.
Symbolic Star (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Towards rear, some headway 2 out (usual 3 out), never near leaders, ridden and weakened on extended run-in, 11th of 13, dist behind Elvis Mail (10-12) at Kelso 2m (4) gd in Dec.
Bell Ofthe Bongate (IRE) 250-1 (10-11) Held up in mid-division, reminder after 5th, went remote 4th 3 out, 4th of 12, dist behind Ingleby Hollow (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn (5) gs in Jan.
Quiet Penny 33-1 (11-2) In rear, pushed along after 4f, hanging right and behind 6f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, dist behind A Perfect Gift (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn (5) sft in Dec.
Summer Lightening 11-1 (11-5) Took keen hold in touch, pushed along and switched right over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 8 1/4l behind Zakharova (11-5) at Newcastle 2m (5) pol in Jan.
Baileys Artist 40-1 (11-2) Towards rear, outpaced 5 out, plugged on to go remote 4th, 4th of 8, dist behind Fanzio (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan.
Qawamees (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, every chance from 2 out, kept on same pace after last, 3rd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Lisheen Castle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn (5) gs in Jan.
River Glades 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 6, 5 1/2l behind Loud And Clear (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) pol in Jan.
Mahler Supreme (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Soon chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and dropped towards rear 4f out, no extra 3f out, weakened and tailed off, 6th of 7, dist behind Curramore (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f gd in Aug.