Yasir went close in a lower grade contest at Lingfield last time but had finished behind FALCON HILLS (NAP) when the latter was beaten only a short-head over track and trip in October. Tony Carroll’s charge won over a shorter trip at Chelmsford last month and is taken to go in again. Sinndarella is usually thereabouts without threatening while Booborowie returns to the Flat after scoring over hurdles when last in action and debuts for a new yard. Prancing Oscar has also won over timber but Master Burbidge is rated much higher over jumps and won at Lingfield when last on the level.
Ezanak (IRE) 50-1 (11-9) Mid-division, reminders before 4 out, blundered 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up, at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Amanto (GER) 18-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never pace to challenge, 6th of 8, 6l behind Inteldream (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Falcon Cliffs (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) Held up behind, switched outside and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Royal Dancer (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Master Burbidge 16-1 (11-4) Held up in last pair, headway 8th, mistake and lost place 12th, never on terms after, 7th of 10, 33l behind Keep Moving (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.
Booborowie (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) In touch, slow 3rd and dropped to rear, headway 3 out, chased leading pair 2 out, driven and ran on to lead close home, won at Leicester 2m hcp (5) gf in Dec beating Haasab (11-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Prancing Oscar (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 5th of 9, dist behind Goldencard (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (4) gs in Nov.
Yasir (USA) 11-4fav (10-10) Dwelt towards rear, headway 10f out, led 5f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Uncle Bernie (10-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Butterfield (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Vibrance (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Sinndarella (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 2l behind Herm (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.