Rossbrin, a winner between the flags in Ireland on soft ground in January, hasn't had similar conditions since transferring to this country and looks reasonably treated. Mycenean Prince easily won a handicap at Hereford in September but has been raised 9lb and ran poorly over fences at Plumpton the following month. Bocciani produces the occasional decent race but has now run 27 times without winning and is hardly one to rely on. TASTE THE WINE has only run four times over timber and hasn't shown much but he's returned to form on the level and scored at Wolverhampton at the end of last month under today's pilot. He looks good enough for this though Winged Farasi, a winner at Sedgefield in August, should prove a threat.
What's Occurrin 12-1 (11-6) Led until after 3 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 17, 18l behind Henry Hook (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.
Hoar Frost 8-1 (11-7) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, not much room on inside before next, pushed along 4th, struggling 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Manshoor (10-9) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Oct.
Winged Farasi 11-1 (10-13) In touch, reminders after 5th, soon lost place, well behind from 7th, 5th of 8, 35l behind Bellflower Boy (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Toulouse Express (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Prominent and raced wide, weakened after 4 out, 4th of 7, 23l behind War Party (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Sweet Seville (FR) 20-1 (10-6) In rear, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 3 out, not clear run, switched right and went 3rd approaching last, no impression, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Paddleyourowncanoe (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul.
Solway Flight 100-1 (10-11) Always behind, 15th of 16, well behind Ballybriggan (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (3) gs in Oct.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Took keen hold, held up, headway 5th, soon chased leaders, disputing lead 3 out, 3rd before 2 out, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 8, 15l behind Switched Off (11-8) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Nov.
Bocciani (GER) 28-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway approaching 3rd, hung right after 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 34l behind Sheriff Hall (10-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Nov.
Mycenean Prince (USA) 5-2fav (11-1) Tracked leader, reminders after 8th, lost place approaching and badly hampered 10th, not recover and soon pulled up before next, in a race won by Chord (11-3) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Oct, 8 ran.
Secret Desert 10-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, hit 5th, soon weakened, last of 5, 43l behind Lean Burn (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Rossbrin (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Held up in touch, not fluent when not much room 7th, left 2nd approaching last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Red Not Blue (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Bob Will (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Tracked leader, led 6th until after next, ridden 8th, mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last, 6th of 12, 33l behind Not Talking (10-1) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Nov.
Manoubi 13-2 (10-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 4th, weakened well before last, 10th of 14, 40l behind Fair Spin (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Nov.
Railway Park (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 26l behind Tocatchaprince (10-6) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Samizdat (FR) 16-1 (10-9) Mid-division, blundered 1st and unseated rider, in a race won by Spice Bar (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Sambelucky (IRE) 5-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, mid-division, effort after 10th, no impression on leaders from 3 out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Buckstruther (10-10) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Nov.
Play The Rock (FR) 6-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, jumped right next 2, well behind after 9th, 6th of 13, 33l behind Woodlands Gem (10-7) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.