Ballywatt has been knocking on the door and should be thereabouts again here after losing out narrowly at Hereford 12 days ago. Red Rouble won over 3m here before finishing second at Cheltenham and is another for the short-list while it would be no surprise to see a big run from the returning Circus of Dreams with his yard in good form and the lightly-raced Baileys Concerto looks to be on an upward curve, though has been done no favours by the handicapper. Master Milan likes soft ground but disappointed when favourite at Lingfield last month and was pulled up when GLOBAL FLYER won at Huntingdon in April. Caroline Bailey's gelding drops in grade today after a remote third at Fakenham and can recapture the winning thread back on a winning mark.
Baileys Concerto (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led until 3rd, led 6th, bumped 10th, headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, bad mistake last, no extra flat, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Simply Wings (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f beg chs (3) sft.
Global Flyer 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leader until ridden 12th, weakened 2 out, left remote 3rd at last, 3rd of 5, 46l behind Cross Of Honour (11-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft.
Masked Man (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Always behind, ridden and strugging before 12th, tailed off 16th, struggling 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Time For Spring (11-9) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov, 12 ran.
Master Milan (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Chased leaders, led 3rd until 5th, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair, ridden and weakened on long run to 3 out, 5th of 8, 18l behind Cranky Corner (11-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov.
Patsy Finnegan 66-1 (11-3) Hampered 1st and 2nd, behind, struggling 10th, weakened and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs, 15 ran.
Circus of Dreams 10-1 (11-12) Led, driven and headed after 3 out, soon ridden, regained lead next, kept on under pressure flat, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Dec '11 beating Silver Roque (11-7) by 7l, 8 ran.
Onefourfun (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, hampered 4th, ridden after next, mistake 8th, soon well beaten, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Mentalist (10-6) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Nov, 6 ran.
Ballywatt (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Towards rear, good headway 9th, chased leaders 4 out, went 2nd after 3 out, challenged and upsides last, every chance flat, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind No No Bingo (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy.
The Black Baron (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) In touch on outside, lost touch when jumped right 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Pete The Feat (11-7) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Nov, 5 ran.
Red Rouble (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Led 1st, ridden after 3 out, hard pressed next, headed narrowly last, no extra flat, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Plein Pouvoir (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 5f cond hcp chs (4yo+) (3) sft.
Heavenstown (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Held up in close 6th, smooth headway to 3rd and going well when fell 3 out, in a race won by Father Probus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 7 ran.
Tafika 16-1 (11-7) No fluent in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Loch Ba (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.