Willie Musson and Stevie Donohoe have a chance of completing a treble here with Broughtons Bandit, though he tackles the trip for the first time. He's been staying on over shorter in his recent starts so the distance shouldn't be a problem nor will it be to the only C&D winner in the field, Prince Charlemagne, though he's run very poorly on his last two starts. Captain Sharpe has never won on the level but has a victory over hurdles to his credit and can get involved while Bengal Tiger did better when stepped up to 1m4f here last time and hasn't had too much racing. HAMILTON HILL has had even less experience but looked a staying handicapper to follow when scoring over 1m6f at Yarmouth in October and hopefully he'll be fit enough to take this on his return from what could turn out to be a very lowly mark.
Calzaghe (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 3f out, driven over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 9, 8l behind Ay Tay Tate (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hamilton Hill 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leader until over 6f out, chased leading pair over 4f out, closed 2f out, led approaching final furlong, soon quickened clear, won at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct beating Sainglend (9-0) by 4l, 12 ran.
Bute Street 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind El Libertador (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Bengal Tiger 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Khun John (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Prince Charlemagne (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Blue Cossack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Captain Sharpe 14-1 (8-8) Awkward start, held up, ridden 4f out, headway 2f out, slightly hampered over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Brunello (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Broughtons Bandit 11-4 (8-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, nk behind Cloudy Start (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Who Loves Ya Baby 3-1 (8-6) Soon led, headed 8f out, ridden over 3f out, led again 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Rowan Ridge (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Chhota Naa 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 5f out, lost place over 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Stars In Your Eyes (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Bilidn 20-1 (8-13) Led at decent pace and soon clear until halfway, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 9l behind Asterales (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Mymateeric 9-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened 4f out, hampered over 1f out, 10th of 13, 49l behind Jennerous Blue (8-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct '10.
Raghdaan 12-1 (10-4) Led early, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 14, 13l behind Mister Frosty (10-13) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Feb.