Brave Echo is hard to catch right but is capable of winning in this company and went close at Kempton last time. He had Galician and Spirit Of Sharjah behind on that occasion with the favourite,ORTAC ROCK beaten five lengths. However, the latter had missed the whole of last year and can be forgiven for needing the outing. Richard Hannon's charge will be sharper today and is taken to bounce back. Al's Memory remains in fine form and is preferred to November's Kempton winner Jack Of Diamonds but Mister Musicmaster can make the frame dropping back in trip.
Bravo Echo 20-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and kept on well when strongly pressed inside final furlong, caught final strides, 2nd of 11, hd behind Atlantis Crossing (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Towards rear, effort on outer 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Solar Deity (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked clear leader, effort over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bronze Prince (9-0) at Kempton 7f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Mar.
Grey Mirage 5-2fav (8-12) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Benzanno (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcap (2) pol in Mar.
Galician 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Hi There (8-11) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Mar.
Harrison George (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Khawatim (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Mar.
Frog Hollow 12-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, 14th of 18, 19l behind Educate (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Al's Memory (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Close up, not clear and switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Red Aggressor (9-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leader and keen hold, 4th halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 19th of 20, 38l behind Sweet Lightning (9-8) at Curragh 1m Extended Handicap (4yo+) hvy in Mar.
Ortac Rock (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Stumbled leaving stalls, took keen hold and held up towards rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, just pushed along and plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 9th of 11, 6l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven and headway to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure when hard pressed final 50 yards, just held on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Bank On Me (9-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Mister Musicmaster 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, hung right over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Ree's Rascal (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Forest Edge (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Always in rear, ridden halfway, last of 11, 7l behind Al's Memory (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.