TOKYO BROWN gets a first-time visor after a disappointing run at Wolverhampton. He's worth another chance as he went very close over C&D before that and this looks no tougher. Celtic Charlie was placed over track and trip last month, although he was still beaten five lengths, while C&D winner Tower won over hurdles recently and may get involved. Astroscarlet, Kampai and Comedy House are others to consider as they step up from middle-distances.
Comedy House 9-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Lady Bellatrix (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Novel Dancer 28-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 15l behind Marmas (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Kampai 5-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway from over 2f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Boonga Roogeta (8-2) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Llamadas 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leader to 5f out, stayed prominent until weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Linden Lime (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan '07.
Chapter Nine (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, some headway 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon veered left, eased final furlong, 6th of 8, 36l behind Critical Point (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 8-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Squad (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Tower 11-1 (8-11) Tracked winer to halfway, regained 2nd over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 44l behind Pokfulham (9-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Cubism 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, soon beaten, eased over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Rythmic (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Tokyo Brown (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Astroscarlet 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along on inside over 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Smart Affair (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Oct.
Burnbrake 40-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 14l behind Goldan Jess (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Rollin 'n Tumblin 33-1 (8-9) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Marmas (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Iron Duke 40-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway on inner over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Blue Zealot (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Italian Riviera 100-1 (9-3) Towards rear and outpaced, never a factor, 11th of 15, 49l behind Albasharah (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.