Brassbound scored by three lengths over track and trip in April but returns from a lengthy absence along with Tartan Jura, a course and distance winner in April. Chevalgris won at Pontefract in August and is worth another try on this surface while Rock of Ages is another course and distance winner but arrives in woeful form. THE QUATERJACK finished runner-up over 1m6f on his only previous start on Fibresand and won over 2m1f at Bath last year. He gets a speculative vote back on this surface.
Brassbound (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracking leaders, pushed along and lost place 6f out, last and struggling over 3f out, last of 9, 31 3/4l behind Moscato (9-4) at Ascot 2m hcp (3) gd in May.
Tartan Jura 8-1 (10-0) Dwelt, mid-division, went 3rd over 8f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 4f out, last of 10, dist behind New Youmzain (9-12) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
The Quarterjack 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 6 1/4l behind The Ducking Stool (9-4) at Newbury 2m hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Ullswater (IRE) 11-8fav (11-3) Chased leader, challenged 2 out, led before last, clear flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct beating Sweet World (11-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Rock of Ages 50-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Illya Kuryakin (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
High Intensity 25-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Azamesse (9-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Social Climber (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 7, at Chepstow 2m (4) gd in Oct.
Chevalgris 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 10 3/4l behind Magic Circle (8-7) at Haydock 2m hcp (4) gs in Oct.