Three Ships and Lightening Sky are returning from similar long breaks while Tony Carroll's stable has just gone off the boil a little lately, which counts against bottom weight Crazy Bold. Joker Choker should be capable of improving on what he's shown so far but Just One Thing is likely to find this grade too tough so this could rest between Art Broker and LAP OF HONOUR. The former was only beaten half-a-length off this mark at Taunton last month but Ferdy Murphy's charge will be all the better for his Sedgefield second and gets the nod.
Three Ships 18-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway after 7th, not fluent 3 out, no impression from next, 5th of 11, 10l behind Riptide (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Lightening Sky (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Attempted to make all, headed entering straight, no extra in 3rd from last, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Turner Brown (11-7) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 80-109 gd in Oct.
Joker Choker (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, 5th 2 out, no impression, 5th of 10, 23l behind Sunley Peace (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Mar.
Art Broker (IRE) 11-2 (10-1) Held up in 5th, steady headway approaching 6th, chased winner after 3 out, ridden after next, stayed on under pressure flat, always just held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Advancement (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Lap of Honour (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and keen, led 3 out, pressed from 2 out, headed run-in, kept on, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Hi Dancer (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Just One Thing (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Led until headed approaching 2 out, disputing 3rd and beaten when fell last, in a race won by Milo Milan (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 7 ran.
Crazy Bold (GER) 9-1 (10-8) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 22l behind Ministerofinterior (10-9) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.