Celestial Path won a Listed contest as a two-year-old but didn't win subsequently. He made his hurdling debut in the Grade 1 Tolworth at Sandown but never got into contention and pulled up. Garo De Juilley completed a four-timer on the Flat when landing a Listed contest at Saint-Cloud and though slightly disappointing in his two starts over timber he's the type to do much better. Multiculture won on the Flat on testing ground at Roscommon and looks a nice acquisition for Philip Hobbs but Seven Nation Army has had enough chances now. Calling Des Blins won a bumper in France and was well supported for her two starts for new connections last spring but never looked like winning. COSMEAPOLITAN scored twice on the Flat and is rated 95. He overcame a bad mistake to make a successful hurdling debut at Newbury and it will take a good performance to prevent a double.
Brave Jaq (FR) 14-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, took keen hold, well beaten after 5th, 12th of 13, dist behind Finula (11-8) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (5) gs in Nov.
Celestial Path (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Never that fluent, held up last, jumped slowly 4th, pushed along and struggling after 3 out, ridden and beaten well before next, eased and soon pulled up, at Sandown 2m (1) sft in Jan.
Equleus 11-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 17 3/4l behind Just Be Lucky (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) gd in May.
Garo De Juilley (FR) 6-4fav (10-12) Prominent, ridden and weakened before last, 6th of 13, 15 1/4l behind Utility (10-12) at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Kristjano (GER) 40-1 (11-4) Held up in touch in 5th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 13, dist behind Mr Clarkson (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (4) sft in Jan.
Multiculture (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Mid-division on inner, progress entering straight, ridden in 3rd 2f out, headway to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Roscommon 1m 4f mdn hvy in Jul beating Dalmatia (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Robin Why Not (IRE) Robin Des Pres gelding out of Lady Mariah.
Seven Nation Army (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Towards rear on outside, struggling 7th, tailed off, 9th of 13, dist behind Kk Lexion (11-10) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Jan.
What Else (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Always about same pace, in mid-division, pushed along and struggling in 5th place and no headway after 5th, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 12, dist behind Air Horse One (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn (4) sft in Jan.
Cosmeapolitan 1-3fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and challenging when stumbled badly 2 out, soon recovered, led last, pushed readily clear run-in, won at Newbury 2m (4) gs in Dec beating Fixed Rate (10-12) by 7l, 9 ran.
Calling Des Blins (FR) 8-11fav (11-1) Held up in last, well in touch 8f out, shaken up over 2f out, soon no impression on winner, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Ms Parfois (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m (5) hvy in Apr.
Molly Carew 100-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, pushed along in modest 6th before 2 out, mistake 2 out, never involved, 6th of 14, 26l behind My Khaleesi (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (5) sft in Jan.
Status Quo (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 4th of 9, 7 1/4l behind La Bacouetteuse (9-1) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (5) gd in Oct.