Vinetta is only five and has a future as a stayer judged on her run behind Special Catch here on New Year's Day. MOUNT HOPE was having only his third start over timber when runner-up to Chat Room over 2m here in December and with plenty of scope for improvement looks the one to be on. Fairynuff has shown promise though has a long absence to overcome while Knight Valliant is 10lb higher than when scoring at Carlisle in October though he found testing ground against him last time. Amir Pasha is a regular around here and pops up occasionally but the veteran King Mak, though reasonably treated, would prefer the ground to dry out.
Glencree (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 18th of 19, well behind Harvey's Hope (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Silas Mariner (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden in 20th entering straight, kept on from before last, 8th of 30, 14l behind Prince Rudi (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Mount Hope (IRE) 4-1fav (11-6) Led, ridden before 2 out, headed betwen last 2, kept on same pace under pressure, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 14, 9l behind Chat Room (11-6) at Catterick 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Fairynuff 5-1fav (11-8) Held up behind, outpaced 5th, headway under pressure 2 out, kept on flat, never reached leaders, 6th of 16, 12l behind Justazippy (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan '12.
Raktiman (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) In touch, jumped slowly and lost place 2nd, reminder after mistake next, not fluent 5th, ridden after next, well beaten after 3 out, 8th of 9, 33l behind Greyfriars Drummer (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Alta Rock (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Tracked winner until 3 out, soon weakened, last of 7, 46l behind Sam Lord (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Jasper Massini (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 13th of 19, 34l behind Harvey's Hope (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Logical Approach (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 10, 22l behind Corrin Wood (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Knight Valliant 4-1 (10-6) Towards rear, never troubled leaders, 4th of 7, 14l behind Fine Kingdom (10-8) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan.
Vinetta 16-1 (10-6) Held up, headway 3 out, stayed on from next, not troubled winner, 2nd of 10, 12l behind Special Catch (11-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Charlie Crab 100-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 10th, weakened next, 7th of 10, well behind Carpincho (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) gs in Nov '11.
King Mak 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, ridden 7th, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 20l behind Funky Munky (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 8-1 (11-2) With leaders, pushed along before 6th, one pace from 2 out, lost 3rd place when no extra towards finish, 4th of 6, 15l behind Minella Theatre (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f sell (5) sft.