Harchibald (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Held up in 4th, headway after 2 out, close 3rd on inner when badly hampered early straight, soon switched, no impression from before last, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Brave Inca (11-12) at Punchestown 2m hdl Grd 2 sft in Nov.
Akilak (IRE) 8-13fav (11-0) Held up in touch, close 5th approaching 2 out, soon ridden, moderate and no impression before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 13l behind United (10-9) at Punchestown 2m 4yo hdl Grd 1 sft in Apr.
Faasel (IRE) 5-4fav (11-9) Held up in rear, ridden approaching last, led and hung left flat, headed last strides, 2nd of 4, shd behind Admiral (11-10) at Haydock 2m 4yo hcp hdl (B) gs in Nov.
Penzance 7-4 (11-10) In touch, went 2nd 3rd, hit 3 out, ridden after next, weakened flat, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Admiral (11-10) at Haydock 2m 4yo hcp hdl (B) gs in Nov.
Phar Bleu (FR) 5-2fav (11-8) Held up in touch, one pace when hit 2 out, soon hung left, no real impression after, 4th of 10, 5l behind Manorson (10-9) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (A) gd in Nov.
Royal Shakespeare (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Held up, joined leaders and raced wide 4th, led 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, one pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Arcalis (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hdl Grd 1 (A) sft in Nov.
Westender (FR) 33-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden after 5th, weakened after 2 out, 10th of 19, 15l behind Lingo (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grd 3 (A) gs in Nov.
Intersky Falcon 3-1 (11-7) Held up, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up 3 out in race won by Arcalis (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hdl Grd 1 (A) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Sporazene (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up in last pair when blundered and fell at the 3rd in race won by Kauto Star (11-7) at Sandown 2m chs Grd 1 (A) sft, 7 ran.