SAMBELUCKY was having his first start since May of last year when chasing home Piscol Basc at Sedgefield last month and that should have brought him to concert pitch. He can go one better though Forestside looks a threat as he's dropped 16lb in the ratings this year and showed a bit more at Musselburgh last time. Milan Royale has only had three runs since scoring at Sedgefield in March but can run from a 6lb lower mark so has to be considered. Most of the remainder are inexperienced and will need to improve.
Forestside (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) In rear, mistake 10th, headway before 4 out, one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Cloudy Joker (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Milan Royale 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden before 3 out, chased winner before last until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Tresor De L'isle (11-4) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Force Of Habit 50-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, lost touch from 4th, 4th of 5, well behind Valco De Touzaine (11-0) at Leicester 2m nov chs (3) gf in Nov.
Dan's Heir 80-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, weakened from 5th, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Dynamic Drive (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Ballybanks (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, effort 3 out, weakened after next, 9th of 17, 14l behind Ahhdehken (9-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Sambelucky (IRE) 7-2fav (10-7) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 3 out, stayed on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Pistol Basc (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Discoverie 10-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 3rd from 7th, reminders 9th, outpaced before 4 out, stayed on in 4th before last, no impression, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Settledoutofcourt (11-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Dorlesh Way (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, driven approaching 2 out, left moderate 4th before last, kept on flat, never reached leaders, 4th of 5, 19l behind Suprise Vendor (10-10) at Hexham 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.