Castletown Bridge beat a decent yardstick at Perth but doesn't look particularly well treated back in handicap company. Nicky Henderson's pair, First In The Queue and Laudatory, may also have too much weight while Lancetto and Leviathan have been off for a while but Anay Turge likes it here and is capable of running well fresh and is preferred to the disappointing Sud Pacifique. Belle De Fontenay has only been winning sellers and For Two hung badly on his reappearance at Chepstow and may not be an ideal ride for an inexperienced rider. FOXCUB was always travelling strongly when scoring at Fontwell two weeks ago. He's been raised a massive 17lb but is still receiving weight from all but one of his rivals and can score again. Della Sun has improved this year but may be better suited by an extra half-mile.
First In The Queue (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up, headway 3rd, went 2nd 3 out, driven after next, unable to challenge winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Dartford Warbler (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Sep.
Laudatory 7-1 (11-7) Made most and clear with winner, headed before 4th, ridden and no impression before 2 out, lost place and weakened last, 5th of 11, 21l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Sep.
Lancetto (FR) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders 3 out, slow next, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Eastlake (10-8) at Sandown 2m hcp chs 0-145 (2) hvy in Feb.
For Two (FR) 11-4 (10-13) Held up tracking leading trio, effort on inside disputing 2nd when slight stumble 3 out (normal 4 out), mistake 2 out (normal 3 out), soon one pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Handazan (10-10) at Chepstow 2m Limited hcp hdl (2) gd.
Castletown Bridge (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led before last, kept on under pressure run-in, driven out, won at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep beating The Cockney Mackem (11-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Della Sun (FR) 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, in rear before 5th, pushed along and outpaced before 2 out, headway before last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Chilworth Screamer (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 5-2 (11-5) Made all, clear until 5th, ridden before 2 out, kept on gamely, won at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) gf in Sep beating Bollin Judith (11-1) by 6l, 3 ran.
Anay Turge (FR) 4-1 (11-1) Held up in touch in rear, headway after 8th, went 2nd before 3 out, no impression on winner last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Dineur (10-6) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Jun.
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 7th of 11, 39l behind Foxcub (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd.
Leviathan 7-2fav (11-11) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led after 3rd, headed 3 out, no extra when not fluent last, weakened flat, 7th of 9, 18l behind Canadian Diamond (11-8) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Sud Pacifique (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, pushed along before 4th, closed 5th, stayed on from last, went 3rd close home, no chance with winner, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Dartford Warbler (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Foxcub (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, led after 3 out, clear before 2 out, edged right after last, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Hi Note (11-12) by 14l, 11 ran.