This may have attracted a maximum field but it probably won’t take much winning. Good News is an obvious candidate after a recent double at Fontwell but steps up a grade raised a further 7lb. POND ROAD ran in snatches when favourite at Fontwell last month and, in the end, found 3m2f too far. This should be a more suitable test and Kim Bailey’s charge remains unexposed. The Distant Lady may have needed her run at Market Rasen and Nessfield Blue was noted staying on strongly at Chepstow. Fair Kate also warrants a mention along with the veteran Milan Of Crystal.
Jamessaintpatrick (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led bypassing omitted 3 out, headed 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no impression in 3rd before last, 3rd of 10, 12 3/4l behind Monkey Puzzle (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn (5) gd in May.
Queens Present (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, lost place before 3rd, behind 10th, pulled up after, at Warwick 3m hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Sheila's Fancy (IRE) 5-2fav (11-11) Led until jumped slowly and headed 1st, chased leaders, mistake 4th, weakened after next, tailed off from 4 out, 6th of 9, dist behind Lord Sparky (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
The Distant Lady (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) In rear, slow 1st, headway 7th, weakened before 2 out, mistake last, 4th of 8, 31 1/2l behind Crossgalesfamegame (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f mdn (4) hvy in Nov.
Good News 11-8fav (11-11) Held up, hit 7th, shaken up after 8th, ridden and headway after 3 out, switched right after 2 out, led last, ridden clear, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (5) sft in Nov beating First Assembly (11-7) by 7l, 7 ran.
Bishopslough (IRE) 66-1 (11-11) Chased leaders on outside, mistake 6th, hit 9th, losing place when mistake 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Nessfield Blue 16-1 (11-4) Held up behind, headway on outside after 4 out, outpaced when mistake next, switched inside and kept on when left 4th at last, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 4 3/4l behind Lock's Corner (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Classic Tune 22-1 (11-7) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along after 5th, weakened 4 out, pulled up after, at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Yorgonnahearmeroar (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, struggling when left 5th and hampered 8th, reminders after next, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, dist behind Passam (11-4) at Southwell 3m hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Mr Washington (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, lost place 3 out, tailed off after next, 10th of 11, dist behind Come On Charlie (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Pond Road (FR) 7-4fav (11-10) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place before 4 out, rallied chasing leaders before 2 out, ridden and no impression between last 2, 4th of 8, 10l behind Velvet Cognac (11-4) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Jimmy Bell 8-1 (11-4) Held up behind, headway on outside 3 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, one pace and no impression when left 4th last, 4th of 11, 13l behind Layerthorpe (11-0) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp (5) gd in Nov.
Milan Of Crystal (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, no extra before last, 5th of 14, 21 1/4l behind Sadma (10-2) at Hereford 2m hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Getaway Mission (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 23l behind Pemberley (11-11) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Battlebrave (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Held up, pushed along 5th, ridden and struggling after 6th, 4th of 8, dist behind West To The Bridge (11-7) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) sft in Mar.
Minella Style (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) In touch, pushed along and lost place 6th, hit 3 out, pulled up next, at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.
Way Of The World (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Prominent under pressure 4 out, weakened after next, 8th of 10, 22 3/4l behind Heavenly Promise (11-6) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Huccaby 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, dist behind Wild Max (11-0) at Taunton 2m mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Fair Kate 14-1 (11-12) With leader, led narrowly after 4 out, driven and headed approaching 2 out, soon ridden, lost place between last 2, weakened last, 7th of 12, 19 1/4l behind Lock's Corner (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Fifth Symphony (IRE) 17-2 (11-12) Ran in snatches, mid-division, headway 5th, reminders in mid-division after 6th, rallied on outside next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 11, 27 1/2l behind No Trumps (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 5f hcp (4) gs in Nov.