Anteros won a couple of bumpers last season and will have learned plenty form his debut third over hurdles at Plumpton. But he will have to overturn that form with SIMPLY A LEGEND, who finished a length-and-a-half in front of him at the Sussex track. Alan King's charge gets the vote in this. Dreams And Songs only found Magic Money too strong over course and distance last month while another mare, Forgivienne, also went close over track and trip last time. Hare In A Round and Owen Na View have hinted at ability while Master Rajeem is surely better than he showed at Wetherby and preferred to Willpower of the others.
Anteros (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 14, 11l behind Shantou Magic (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Bayley's Dream 14-1 (11-0) In touch on outside, lost place after 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 32l behind King Rolfe (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Gallery Exhibition (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, weakened soon after 2 out, 7th of 12, 13l behind Warden Hill (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Hare In A Round (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Raced wide in mid-division, wandered and lost place approaching 5th, headway approaching 4 out, chased leading pair before 3 out, driven after 3 out, weakened between last 2, 5th of 12, 26l behind Masters Hill (10-11) at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Just Lewis 25-1 (10-11) Held up, keen early, headway 7f out, weakened over 5f out, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Solstice Son (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct, 7 ran.
Master Rajeem (USA) 11-4fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along 6th and reminders, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 10, well behind Rally (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs.
Murtys Delight (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Mid-division, mistakes 3rd and next, soon behind, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carraig Mor (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft, 12 ran.
Nash Point (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, well behind Captain Cutter (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Owen Na View (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 23l behind Warden Hill (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Simply A Legend 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, went 3rd before 2 out, chased winner after last, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 14, 9l behind Shantou Magic (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Willpower (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind No No Mac (10-8) at Southwell 2m mdn n h flat (5) std in Mar.
Dreams And Songs 5-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, held up in rear on inside, steady headway after 8th, effort on outside when hampered 3 out, went 2nd before last, kept on under pressure flat, always held, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Magic Money (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Forgivienne 9-2 (10-7) Led, jumped left, ridden before 3 out, headed, slight bump and carried right flat, kept on, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Midnight Cataria (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.