Philharmonic Hall couldn't manage a win in 18 starts on the Flat but has already broken his duck over timber, coming home eight lengths clear of Tarantella Lady at Hexham after finishing a fair third at Haydock. He has the beating of Baharat on the form book but may struggle to give 7lb to ROYAL OPERA, who was just beaten on his debut at Aintree before finishing third at Bangor and had subsequent Huntingdon winner Unex Picasso behind on both occasions. The others are hard to fancy.
Philharmonic Hall Evensfav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway to lead 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov beating Tarantella Lady (10-5) by 8l, 9 ran.
Baharat (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 2 out, ridden and one from last, 4th of 9, 21l behind Philharmonic Hall (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Bodie 14-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch in last, ridden after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 26l behind Unex Picasso (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Minkie Moon (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never nearer, 9th of 17, 16l behind Tanjung Agas (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun (flat).
Old Boy Ted 16-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division on inner, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 21l behind Rose Of Sarratt (9-6) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Nov (flat).
Royal Opera 9-4 (10-12) Jumped slowly 1st, held up in 5th, went 3rd approaching 3 out, driven and outpaced next, no impression between last 2, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Cuban Piece (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Erycina (IRE) 66-1 (8-8) Always in rear, ridden along from 9f out, 10th of 11, 27l behind Gosforth Park (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov (flat).