Overturn is an absolute star having won a total of 11 races, including this from a 7lb lower mark a year ago. His second to Rock On Ruby in the Champion Hurdle suggests he could have improved that much over timber so he looks certain to be in the firing-line again. A confirmed front-runner, he should be able to get an early lead from stall eight but last year's fourth, MOUNT ATHOS, should have his measure this time. He was never able to land a blow from his outside berth that day but a decent pull in the weights and a much lower draw can enable him to reverse the form and take this on his debut for Luca Cumani, though he does have four lengths to find with Never Can Tell on Cesarewitch form and Jamie Osborne's charge should also be in the shake-up. Last year's third Mystery Star is drawn wide again while Gulf Of Naples has the worst berth of all and will do very well to get involved but reserve Shubaat will now get a run and was a very easy winner at Musselburgh - he could play a part from stall three.
Overturn (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led at strong pace, 5 lengths ahead 4f out, reduced lead over 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Opinion Poll (9-7) at Goodwood 2m Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Barbican 3-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair 4f, soon steadied to 5th, pushed along when not clearest of runs on inside 3f out, beaten over 2f out, 4th of 6, 16l behind Colour Vision (8-12) at Kempton 2m Group 3 (1) pol.
Zuider Zee (GER) 8-1 (9-0) Close up, outpaced 4f out, soon switched right, headway entering final furlong, ran on to go 2nd post, not trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Electrolyser (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Apr.
Mount Athos (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) In touch, headway over 3f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace, no impression with leading trio final furlong, 4th of 33, 5l behind Never Can Tell (8-11) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Tominator 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headwayover 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Old Hundred (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Eternal Heart (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked winner, ridden 4f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 4l behind Electrolyser (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in Apr.
Ajaan 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, rapid headway on outside halfway, chased leaders soon after, every chance on outside 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 5l behind Bauer (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Address Unknown 22-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, headway over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, hung right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Gulf of Naples (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Apr.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 18-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 5f out, hung badly left from over 3f out, virtually unsteerable, soon eased, last of 13, well behind Thimaar (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Gulf of Naples (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) Soon led, pushed along over 3f out, in command from over 1f out, kept on well, comfortably, won at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Apr beating Halla San (8-8) by 5l, 6 ran.
Never Can Tell (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Switched right from wide draw soon after start, made virtually all, came towards centre over 9f out, ridden and hard pressed final 2f, held on well, won at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct beating Ermyn Lodge (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 33 ran.
Mystery Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, soon weakened, 31st of 33, well behind Never Can Tell (8-11) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Merchant of Dubai 16-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 23, 7l behind Zuider Zee (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Kazbow (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In touch, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 33, well behind Never Can Tell (8-11) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Ile De Re (FR) 22-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear when stumbled and unseated rider after 2f, in a race won by Zuider Zee (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov, 23 ran.
Harrison's Cave 6-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, some headway early straight to go 9th 1f out, no impression final furlong, eased, 10th of 16, 11l behind Royal Diamond (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f hcp gd in Apr.
Dazinski 50-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 23rd of 33, 46l behind Never Can Tell (8-11) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Shubaat 3-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led after 3f, headed 9f out, led again over 5f out, headed over 2f out, led again 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr beating Pittodrie Star (9-4) by 3l, 12 ran.