Bowdler's Magic and Broxbourne are not easily dismissed back over 2m but Zaplamation went up 10lb for his recent win at Redcar and was well beaten when attempting a follow up. Foster's Road landed a double at Wolverhampton last month and is not out of this while Tappanappa can race off a lower mark back on this surface after a recent third at Kempton. However, LIEUTENANT MILLER was only beaten a short-head by Sign Manual at Newbury a week ago and Nicky Henderson's lightly-raced charge is fancied to go one better racing off the same mark today.
Bowdler's Magic 22-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 24l behind Ingleby Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Tappanappa (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Went left start, held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, hung right and stayed on reluctantly to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Seaside Sizzler (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Eagle Rock (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, headway to lead after 2f, headed 8f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 8l behind Ingleby Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Lieutenant Miller 7-2fav (9-11) In touch in chasing group, lost place 8f out, hampered over 4f out, headway to join leader over 2f out, soon led, caught post, 2nd of 13, shd behind Sign Manual (9-0) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Bollin Greta 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind O Ma Lad (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Gabrial's Star 13-2 (9-0) Held up in 4th place, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 9l behind Pallasator (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Categorical 9-2 (10-0) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 5f out, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Nov beating Maska Pony (9-4) by 12l, 12 ran.
Activate 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mohawk Ridge (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Broxbourne (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind O Ma Lad (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Foster's Road 10-3 (8-7) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and joined inside final furlong, edged right and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Capellanus (9-3) by hd, 7 ran.
Zaplamation (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, shaken up and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to well held 4th in closing stages until final strides, 4th of 14, 6l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Marmas 10-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led 3f out, headed approaching final 2f, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened and lost places in closing stages, 5th of 14, 7l behind Hidden Justice (9-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Beat The Shower 20-1 (9-1) Behind, lost touch over 4f out, soon beaten, 10th of 11, 25l behind Mohawk Ridge (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.