Nicky Henderson runs two here with Barry Geraghty choosing Ericht ahead of the mare Polly Peachum, who was very disappointing when favourite at Ludlow in December. The former won a jumpers' bumper at Kempton on his latest start but looks to have little chance of overturning earlier Newbury running with UXIZANDRE. Alan King's lightly-raced five-year-old couldn't quite get to grips with useful Flat performer Chiberta King that day but was clear second-best and may have too much pace for his rivals here. King Helissio needs to step up again on his Ludlow victory while Comeonginger may need more time and bumper winner Three Old Amigos lacks a recent run.
Ericht (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan beating Rydon Pynes (11-4) by nk, 15 ran.
King Helissio (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, steady headway 4 out, chased leaders before led 3 out, driven clear flat, won at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan beating Tiqris (11-6) by 7l, 15 ran.
Uxizandre (FR) 6-4fav (11-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, stayed on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chiberta King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Ballymacahillcross (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ericht (10-4) at Fakenham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Berkeley Barron (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 15, 16l behind Irish Buccaneer (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Carrowbeg (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 9, well behind Epsom Salts (10-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gs in Jul (flat).
Comeonginger (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Raced keenly, led and set steady pace, hit 7th, headed before 2 out, weakened quickly, 8th of 12, 21l behind Weekend Millionair (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
King Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 5l behind Ericht (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Larks Wing (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, well behind Midnight Prayer (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Massini Lotto (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Hampered 1st, towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 20, 39l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Missing The Craic 100-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along 8f out, tailed off 7f out, eased over 5f out, last of 14, well behind Mawsem (10-13) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr '10.
Monderon (FR) 25-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 12, well behind Quick Decisson (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Neltara 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 6th, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 20, 14l behind Red Devil Boys (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Perazzi George (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Mid-division, pecked 5th, headway after 7th, not fluent 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Lough Derg Way (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep '11.
Polly Peachum (IRE) 2-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Mickie (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Theatre Evening (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Towards rear and keen, pushed along before 4 out, never dangerous, 11th of 21, 40l behind Minella Forfitness (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Three Old Amigos 16-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, kept on and driven out, won at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May beating Atlantic Roller (11-2) by 1l, 14 ran.
My Silver Lilly 100-1 (10-9) In rear, behind 6th, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Glorious Twelfth (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.