Chargen's head second to Wayward Glance at Worcester in September is just about the best recorded effort in this but he's probably a little flattered by his form figures. Native Colony will improve on last month's C&D third while Present View wasn't disgraced when fourth at Kempton and has won between the flags. Brassick, Brass Monkey and Jeano De Toulouse are all bumper winners but it could be worth taking a chance on the filly ETHICS GIRL. A stayer on the level, she just got outpaced over 2m at Fakenham but this extra half-mile should be right up her street.
Brassick 4-1 (11-6) Held up in mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, hung left 1f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Bob Tucker (11-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Brass Monkey (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 6f out, soon outpaced, no impression after, 6th of 14, 14l behind Benefit Cut (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Chargen (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed last, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 14l behind Fox Run (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Cinematique (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, driven and headway over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 32l behind O Ma Lad (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug '11 (flat).
Dr Finley (IRE) 9-2 (11-6) In touch, ridden 4 out, soon well behind, 4th of 5, 19l behind Chicklemix (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr '11.
Electric Tiger (GER) 50-1 (11-2) Towards rear, steady headway on inside 5f out, switched left approaching final 3f, soon chasing leaders, driven 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 15, 13l behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct (flat).
Gold Ingot 6-4fav (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along well over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 11l behind Kaysersberg (11-8) at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Led, headed over 3f out, lost 2nd place final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Mister W K (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Jeano De Toulouse (FR) 9-2 (11-3) Led, headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, well behind Ballincurrig (10-12) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Native Colony 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden after 7th, led 2 out, headed when mistake last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Dance Tempo (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Newton Thistle 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened quickly after 6th, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Hold Court (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Present View 9-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, led, clear 4th, headed approaching 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 12, 25l behind Le Bec (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Rumpleteazer (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) 2nd of 9, 6l behind Florence (11-7) at Great Trethew 2m 4f ptp gs in Feb.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Makari (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.