SKINT was making his debut for Charlie Longsdon when well backed at Aintree last month but could only manage fourth. Dropped in class today, a return to his best can see him back in the winners' enclosure. Sircozy is another with the past form to figure though Dolatulo has a fitness advantage having finished second over fences at this track last month. Scottish Boogie, Kambis and Dragon's Den have all ran well recently but need to take another step forward if they're to figure in this company.
Skint 9-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 10, 23l behind Simonside (10-0) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Oct.
Sircozy (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) In rear, outpaced 7th, ridden and kept on flat, never a threat, 5th of 7, 8l behind Kuilsriver (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 5f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in May.
Dolatulo (FR) 9-2 (11-3) Led, strongly challenged 4 out, jumped left next, headed 2 out, rallied after last, stayed on well, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Global Power (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 4f beg chs (4) sft in Oct.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Behind, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on under pressure, never troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 6l behind Harry Hunt (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Brilliant Barca 14-1 (11-2) In touch, went 4th and pushed along before 3 out, stayed on to 3rd 2 out, never going pace to threaten, 3rd of 12, 16l behind Gottany O's (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Romeo Americo (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 9th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 14, 44l behind Buachaill Alainn (10-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Aug.
Sparrow Hills (IRE) 17-2 (11-1) Held up in touch, chased leaders 5th, led 4 out, headed next, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 31l behind Pere Blanc (11-8) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar '11.
Violets Boy (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Chased winner until ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 8th of 16, 47l behind Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Kambis 15-2 (11-6) Raced wide, held up in mid-division, headway 5th, chased leadders next, ridden when not fluent 3 out, went 2nd next, lost 2nd last, weakened flat, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Sacrilege (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Behind, headway before 3 out, driven to chase leaders approaching next, kept on until held flat, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Wings Of Smoke (11-7) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Max Milano (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up, headway after 7th, closed from 2 out, led last, driven clear final 100 yards, won at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gs in Aug beating Dancing Jack (10-7) by 5l, 12 ran.
Look For Love 12-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, pulled hard, not fluent 1st, saddle slipped and pulled up before 2nd, in a race won by Landscape (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) sft, 11 ran.