BEACHFIRE, a Listed winner on the Flat for John Gosden, got off the mark over hurdles at the second time of asking over 2m here in August when beating better-fancied stablemate New Year's Eve. The runner-up has won since and John Ferguson's charge sets a decent standard in this with the extra yardage not expected to pose a problem. Great Link has his first run for a new yard since arriving from France and is probably best watched but No No Charlie, representing a yard in cracking form, is worth a second look having chased home subsequent Grade 1 winner Taquin Du Seuil on his only start over timber so far. The latter's trainer, Jonjo O Neill, has point-to-point and bumper winner Oscar Fortune in the line-up here while Present View will surely pick up a race or two in the coming months on what he showed last year.
Beachfire 6-1 (10-11) Held up, took keen hold, headway 4th, went 2nd after 3 out, led and not fluent 2 out, not fluent last, shaken up and clear flat, comfortably, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Aug beating New Year's Eve (11-0) by 9l, 6 ran.
Great Link 13-2 (10-12) 5th of 13, 6l behind Lugano (11-2) at Enghien(FR) 2m 2f 4yo clm hdl in Sep.
Beaujolais (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Prominent, stumbled after 2f, driven along 4f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 9, 11l behind Most Eligible (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Cape Schanck 100-1 (11-0) In rear, hampered 1st and 2nd, not fluent 3rd, struggling 5th, tailed off next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Lyssio (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Gallic Warrior (FR) 14-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, driven and lost place over 3f out, weakened and pulled up 2f out, in a race won by Rafafie (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Jazz Man (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminders before 6th, weakened before 4 out, 11th of 12, well behind Fergall (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Kicking Time (IRE) 80-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, struggling 7th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Wake Your Dreams (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
No No Charlie (IRE) 6-5fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Border Station (10-11) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Oscar Fortune (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Made all, pressed 3f out, kept on gamely, won at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr beating Deadly Sting (10-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Patsys Castle (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, 3rd 3out, 2nd 2out, jn ldr when left clr last, ko run-in, won at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating The Breathalyser (11-4) by 4l, 10 ran.
Present View 8-11fav (11-0) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, led before 2 out, headed before and every chance when blundered badly last, no extra after, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Moscow Presents (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Money Money Money 33-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, awkward 3rd, mistake 5th, well beaten before 3 out, last of 13, 48l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.