Like The Sound is also engaged at Ascot but would have a chance if turning up here after a fine run in a Class 2 at Cheltenham where he led in the straight and was only headed at the last. WORTHY FARM gained his first victory over fences here on Boxing Day then defied a 5lb rise to complete a double on a return visit. He's up another 7lb but is progressing fast enough to complete a hat-trick. Commodore only had two runs last winter and won them both and there were signs of a return to form here last month. Regal Flow would have an obvious chance on his short-head defeat in a veterans' race at Sandown but was soon struggling in a better race at Taunton next time. The Dubai Way hasn't run over a trip this far under Rules.
Like The Sound (FR) 33-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, led 4 out, headed before last, no impression on winner flat, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5 1/4l behind Doing Fine (10-7) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp (2) sft in Jan.
Worthy Farm (IRE) 3-1jfav (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway before 6 out, soon challenged led before last, held on well, won at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Jan beating The Kings Writ (11-11) by 2l, 12 ran.
Coningsby 14-1 (11-10) Held up in touch, weakened from 4 out, 8th of 12, dist behind Worthy Farm (11-4) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Jan.
The Dubai Way (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 8th, blundered 12th, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 9, 21 1/2l behind Nuts Well (11-10) at Wetherby 2m 3f hcp (2) sft in Feb.
Abolitionist (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Always behind, never a factor, 10th of 14, 25 1/4l behind Jepeck (11-0) at Sandown 3m hcp (2) sft in Jan.
Regal Flow 33-1 (11-0) Led and disputed, hit 11th, headed next, lost 2nd after 14th, weakened before 15th, behind when blundered next and pulled up, at Taunton 3m 4f (2) hvy in Jan.
Commodore (FR) 25-1 (11-6) Prominent, joined leader 8th, ridden before 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 13 3/4l behind Worthy Farm (11-4) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Jan.
Get On The Yager 5-1 (11-8) With leaders, pecked 2nd, led 5th to 6th, led 10th to 4 out, every chance when not much room and stumbled badly 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, dist behind Townshend (12-0) at Ascot 3m hcp (3) hvy in Jan.