Polstar might not have beaten much at Doncaster last time and is 7lb higher now, meaning third Danby's Legend is 8lb better off. Ben Cee Pee M returns following a break but Broctune Papa Gio should reverse course and distance running in November with Amir Pasha, though ran a shocker at Newcastle earlier this month. Indepub has won over track and trip and is potentially well treated but has shown nothing this season. COPT HILL has only one career victory to his name but it came over this course and distance and he's has been doing a little better lately. There is no reason why he won't give supporters a run for their money in this.
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up in touch when badly hampered and brought down 1st, in a race won by Weybridge Light (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Pertemps Networks 12-1 (11-4) Held up mid-divison, headway before 3 out, soon ridden, weakened next, 5th of 9, 35l behind Sam Lord (11-2) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Polstar (FR) 9-2fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 3 out, ridden after next, clear last, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb beating Ivans Back (9-10) by 6l, 11 ran.
Indepub 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, tailed off, last of 4, well behind Plus Jamais (11-7) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 16-1 (11-7) Held up mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 16, 39l behind Patavium (11-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Lordenshaws (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, took keen hold, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 6, 23l behind Stonebrook (11-7) at Newcastle 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Danby's Legend 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, kept on same, went 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Polstar (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Stanley Bridge 10-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, reminders before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Seven Summits (11-7) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Copt Hill 5-1 (10-2) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Short Takes (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Broctune Papa Gio 11-4 (11-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5th, soon under pressure, tailed off from 4 out, moderate 4th, last of 4, 49l behind Rhymers Stone (11-2) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.