BOLD CUFFS had a couple of outings on the Fibresand last December and finished runner-up on both occasions. There's no reason why he shouldn't handle this surface and every reason to think he'll improve for the longer trip. Sir Mark Prescott's charge gets the vote as Exning Halt hasn't looked like winning so far despite finishing closer at Doncaster last time though Christingle should improve on her debut third at Chepstow but she'll need to if she's to figure. The newcomer Altaria is related to a couple of winners and is one to note but Elegant Ophelia's recent second came in a seller and this is tougher.
Comedy House 12-1 (10-7) Towards rear, hit 4 out, some headway on inside approaching 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 12, 45l behind Romeo Americo (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH mdn hdl (4) gs.
Jumeirah Liberty 15-2 (9-4) Chased leaders on inside, weakened 3f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bonbon Bonnie 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Hold The Star (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Any Given Dream (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up, always behind, 11th of 13, 14l behind Handsome Ransom (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Bold Cuffs 4-7fav (9-3) Slowly away, recovered to mid-division over 4f out, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, not trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Dark Falcon (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.
Chater Garden (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 21l behind Llewellyn (9-2) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) sft.
Exning Halt 15-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, faded closing stages, 4th of 8, 7l behind Andalieb (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Altaria Rail Link filly out of Costa Rica.
Christingle 9-4 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Autumn Fire (8-10) at Chepstow 1m mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
Elegant Ophelia 11-2 (8-4) Held up in rear, pushed along overr 4f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Purple 'n Gold (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf.
Flamborough Breeze 9-1 (9-4) Soon towards rear, hampered on inside well over 2f out, switched left soon after, no progress, 9th of 13, 16l behind Bint Alzain (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol.
Time For A Tiger 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 30l behind Operettist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.