Jockey bookings suggest Pippa Greene is expected to do best of the Henderson trio in this, despite a disappointing effort at Wetherby at the start of the month, though it will be interesting to see how Fourth Estate fares after an 18-month absence. Poet was a useful sort on the Flat who is lightly raced over timber while Ranjaan is 2lb lower than when beating the smart Third Intention at Taunton the season before last. ROMAN FLIGHT hasn't been seen since finishing third to Sea Lord in a Listed handicap at Market Rasen in July but David Dennis' five-year-old will enjoy the good ground and can use his Flat speed to good effect around here.
Ranjaan (FR) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, driven and went 3rd before 2 out until 2 out, weakened soon after, 10th of 18, 32l behind Stopped Out (10-13) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Poet 3-1 (11-7) Took keen hold early, raced wide disputing 4th, pushed along and weakened 2 out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Melodic Rendezvous (11-7) at Sandown 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Jan.
Roman Flight (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out in 3rd, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Sea Lord (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Jul.
Who's Cross (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, chased leaders 2 out, ridden and kept on to take moderate 4th approaching last, never on terms, 4th of 16, 22l behind Magnifique Etoile (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.
Fourth Estate (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Mid-division, jumped right 3rd, headway 6th, went 2nd after next, 3rd when not fluent 2 out, unable to quicken flat, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 2l behind Grandads Horse (11-12) at Haydock 2m 4f (3) gd in Apr '12.
Pippa Greene 5-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 15, 15l behind Hartside (10-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Dollar Bill 40-1 (10-13) In touch, ridden after 2 out, never on terms, weakened before last, 6th of 16, 26l behind Magnifique Etoile (11-12) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct.
Taaresh (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 12l behind Stormy Weather (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
To The Sky (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, pushed along in 5th before 2 out, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 14l behind Brinestine (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.