Letemgo sprang a surprise at Wincanton last month but this looks a lot tougher off a 5lb higher mark. Sedgemoor Express unseated his rider in that race but went on to finish second to the well-treated Makari over 2m at Ludlow. Hand On Bach is capable of winning races but Ballybach has a long absence to overcome and Kalmbeforethestorm invariably finds at least one too good. OURMANMASSINI has top weight and is still a maiden but definitely has ability and it would be no surprise to see him go close in a race that may not be as competitive as the numbers suggest.
Ourmanmassini (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, pushed along after 3 out, modest progress flat, no threat, 6th of 11, 30l behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Kalmbeforethestorm 10-1 (11-1) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, stayed on same pace and no impression from next, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Staigue Fort (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Oct.
Willow's Saviour 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, pushed along before 7th, well beaten before 2 out, pulled up approaching last, in a race won by Lower Hope Dandy (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr, 17 ran.
Ballybach (IRE) 4-5fav (11-0) Chased leaders until 2nd, held up in 3rd after, went 2nd again approaching 7th until mistake 3 out, led and bumped 2 out, headed last, stayed on under pressure to regain lead towards finish, won at Folkestone 2m mdn chs (5) hvy in Jan '11 beating Fiftyonefiftyone (11-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Agincourt Reef (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders and keen, headway before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Experimentalist (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Letemgo (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Led until after 2nd, prominent, led again last, edged right towards finish, stayed on, won at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct beating Upton Wood (10-11) by 2l, 13 ran.
Vedani (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Prominent, niggled along briefly on bend before 4th, ridden along after 4 out, no extra and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 11, 15l behind Milt Yarberry (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Minellaforlunch (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 12, 32l behind Flemenson (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in 4th, took keen hold, closed 4th, went 2nd after 6th, led before 3 out, ridden and headed next, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Makari (11-13) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Hand On Bach (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 4 out, rallied after next, weakened before last, 6th of 15, 22l behind Hatters River (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Waldorf Salad 100-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 5th, struggling after next, remote 8th before 3 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 43l behind Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Dance Floor King (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Led, headed 4 out, soon lost place, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 12 ran.
Sterling Gent (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway on inside after 4 out, chased leaders next, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 31l behind Danandy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Was My Valentine 12-1 (10-4) In touch, pushed along before 4 out, weakening when badly hampered 2 out, 6th of 13, 43l behind As I Am (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
The Road Ahead 6-4fav (10-10) Took keen hold tracking leading pair on inside, not fluent 7th, pushed along to challenge when veered badly left 3 out, not recover, 4th of 7, 12l behind Magic Money (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Coup De Grace (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, driven and stayed on under pressure from 2 out, kept on flat, nearest finsih, 4th of 13, 18l behind Just When (11-7) at Plumpton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.