BUTHELEZI shouldn't have much trouble returning to winning ways. A very useful handicapper on the Flat for John Gosden, he easily landed a maiden on his debut over timber at Aintree before sent to Ireland to contest a Grade 1 at Leopardstown. He couldn't live in that sort of company but this is much more his level and there are few serious dangers. Roman Flight is one of them as the former Charlie Swan inmate has shown enough promise to suggest David O'Meara will get races out of him while Somerset Island has been running well though will need to find more to trouble the selection. Fiddleesticks has shown a bit of promise in bumpers and could do best of the remainder.
Buthelezi (USA) 13-2 (11-9) Tracked leader in 2nd, pushed along and dropped to 3rd 2 out, soon no extra and weakened, 5th of 8, 43l behind Champagne Fever (11-10) at Leopardstown 2m 2f nov hdl G2 (1) sft.
Roman Flight (IRE) 11-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, every chance 3 out, no extra run-in, 4th of 8, 7l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
Big Sound 200-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 7th of 13, 34l behind Timesishard (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Dissidancer (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, raced wide back straight, lost place 6f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Legacy Gold (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Fiddleesticks (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, faded over 1f out, 5th of 16, 21l behind Dance Of Time (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Grey Command (USA) 33-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, weakened from 3 out, hampered next, 8th of 10, 36l behind Totalize (11-0) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Have You Had Yours (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden 8th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Maggio (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Monashee (IRE) 125-1 (10-9) Pulled hard towards rear, stumbled badly and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Runswick Royal (10-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 11 ran.
Snow Alert 250-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 6th of 12, 37l behind Seren Gris (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Somerset Island (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) Led, headed after 3rd, ridden before 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on to take 2nd place run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Abbey Storm (11-6) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Thatwasthepension (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Blackwater King (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Think 100-1 (11-5) Towards rear, fell 6th, in a race won by Only Orsenfoolsies (10-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 16 ran.
Two Oscars (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off after 3 out, 13th of 15, well behind Special Catch (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
The Mongolian (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Mid-division, pushed along 4th, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 11, 28l behind Overpriced (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
King Of Forces 25-1 (9-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced halfway, 6th of 8, 38l behind Dorfman (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs (flat).
Paramythi (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Bite Of The Cherry (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul (flat).