Fine Lace would have a chance here on her best form but recent efforts don't inspire confidence. Amuse Me is only a pound higher than his last win but is another largely out of form and he usually prefers more give in the ground. Grams And Ounces has won three times on the Flat but been well beaten in a couple of recent starts under NH Rules so it's probably best to stick with EDGEBURY, who hasn't been easy to train but won on good to firm ground at Towcester in April and didn't do a lot wrong when third on his reappearance at Warwick - this looks less competitive.
Amuse Me 16-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, under pressure 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 49l behind Manshoor (11-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Grams And Ounces 13-2 (11-12) Held up towards rear, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 11, 18l behind Amazing Star (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Fine Lace (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, in rear and pushed along after 4th, soon tailed off, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Accordingtoeileen (11-8) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Rigid 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, outpaced when mistake 4 out, never on terms, 9th of 18, 33l behind Distime (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Phoenix Eye 25-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 8, 34l behind Not Til Monday (11-2) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Edgebury 14-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd after 5th, led approaching 2 out, headed 2 out, chased winner, no chance when hit last, lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 17, 7l behind Mac Beattie (11-3) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.
Aughcarra (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Behind, plugged on flat, never on terms, 8th of 15, 22l behind Rolanta (10-13) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Youm Jamil (USA) 100-1 (11-0) Not fluent 1st, always in rear, behind before 3 out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Court In Session (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gf in Oct.
Thetasteofparadise 50-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, badly hampered and lost place 4 out, not recover, 7th of 11, 40l behind Amazing Star (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.