DR LIVINGSTONE beat decent opposition at Kempton on Friday and, providing that hasn't taken much out of him, Charlie Egerton's versatile performer should follow up here. Shuil Royale has been a bit expensive to follow over hurdles and fences but did win his only two starts in bumpers a couple of years ago and will probably be thereabouts again while Mickelson was placed twice in bumpers in Ireland at the start of his career and has won twice over hurdles since. Bollin Judith has won seven times on the Flat but has only raced on the all-weather once before and was well beaten. Trip The Light usually tries his best but the others probably have something to find on their best form.
Colebrooke 11-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 27l behind Minella Special (10-8) at Fakenham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Dark Energy 4-1fav (11-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, 5th of 13, 20l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Dr Livingstone (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (3) std beating Ranjaan (11-4) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Hightown (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Chased leaders to before 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Bathwick Man (11-7) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jul, 14 ran.
Mickelson (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Held up in last trio, mistake 6th, steady headway to 5th just before 14th, went right 4 out and next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Handy Andy (11-0) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 8 ran.
Shuil Royale (IRE) 2-1 (11-0) Held up in touch on outside, not fluent 8th, went 3rd next, driven to challenge when not much room, struck on nose by rival jockeys whip and carried left final 150 yards, led close home, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Emperor's Choice (11-0) at Taunton 2m 7f beg chase (4) sft.
Sparrow Hills (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 4th, pushed along after next, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 11, 40l behind Romeo Americo (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Trip The Light 28-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 9th of 19, 31l behind Harvey's Hope (11-9) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Bollin Judith 14-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway 3 out, kept on from last, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Dormouse (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Compassion 50-1 (10-2) Chased leader, hit 5th, lost 2nd and weakened approaching 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Ballinahow Star (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Oscar Baby (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Always behind, mistake 3rd, struggling 4 out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 28l behind Award Winner (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Oct.