Time For Spring, a useful chaser on his day, looks one to be wary of at present. Shadarpour has also proved a risky proposition in the past and needed all of Jamie Moore's urgings to get home over 2m at Plumpton. Zafaraban is still a maiden and hasn't raced since July but a market move for the lightly-weighted Brians Well could be interesting with AP McCoy taking the reins. THORESBY won here in March and Daryl Jacob has ridden him to two of his three victories. He's only a pound higher than when successful at Towcester in May so shouldn't be far away.
Time For Spring (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) In touch in 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Thoresby (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, mistake and lost place 3 out, headway after 2 out, no impression last, 6th of 16, 10l behind Valid Point (11-9) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Larteta (FR) 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3 out, no impression next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 8l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Zafaraban (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along 4 out, headway before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, every chance last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Award Winner (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jul.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway 5 out, ridden to challenge 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 34l behind Sir Frank (11-11) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Shadarpour (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led before 3 out, clear before 2 out, driven out towards finish, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Agapanthus (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Rule Of Thumb 9-4 (11-12) Held up in 4th, chased leaders 3 out, ridden and no impression after next, weakened before last, 4th of 5, 17l behind Persian Herald (11-8) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Boomtown 20-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5th, led after next, not fluent 7th, headed before 3 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 7th of 10, 43l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Brians Well (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 18, 43l behind Doctor Harper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.