Forget It has a preferred engagement at Wincanton but appears to have the beating of Lordsbridge on his win at Kempton in November. Plumpton winner Mister Stickler ran poorly at Bangor next time and has a bit to prove now, while Kellystown Lad was well beaten at Leicester earlier this month. Frontier Dancer appears to have lost his way but Premier Sagas was beaten less than a length by Sagalryque at Ayr and is only 3lb higher here. Rougham wasn't disgraced at Wincanton on a first try over a longer distance but looks too close in the weights to OSRIC, who won a shade cosily over this trip at Ffos Las and can probably find the improvement necessary to defy top weight here.
Osric (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, led 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly (no time taken due to poor visiability), won at Ffos Las 2m 3f nov chs (4) sft in Dec beating Squadron (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Frontier Dancer (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, in touch approaching 11th, weakened from 3 out, hit next, 5th of 8, 23l behind Wymott (11-7) at Exeter 3m nov chs (4) gs in Dec.
Rougham 13-2 (10-7) Led, mistake and headed 12th, ridden and outpaced by leading pair 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 3rd of 5, 8l behind The Minack (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) sft.
Kellystown Lad (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, outpaced after 5 out, never near leaders, 6th of 7, 36l behind Hidden Keel (11-0) at Leicester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd.
Mister Stickler (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6th, reminders after 7th, headway 8th, weakened approaching last, 7th of 9, 39l behind Dan Breen (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) gs in Dec.
Premier Sagas (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, challenged 4 out, led after 2 out, soon ridden, headed last 75 yards, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sagalyrique (11-9) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
Forget It 13-2 (11-12) Held up in 6th, headway to track leader 4 out, challenged next, every chance when hit 2 out, soon ridden, 3 lengths down last, stayed on under pressure to lead flat, won at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov beating Solitary Palm (10-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
Lordsbridge (USA) 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway 10th, effort 4 out, challenged when left 2nd next, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and headed flat, kept on, 3rd of 18, 1l behind Rimini (11-5) at Newbury 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Dec.