Quetzal looked a progressive type with good runs at Chepstow and Kempton last year but didn't appear to enjoy softer conditions at Plumpton early last month. The Magic Bishop was well beaten at around this trip at Uttoxeter and Wetherby in the autumn and it was over the minimum distance that he bounced back to form at Newcastle. SILVER ROQUE, a winner on the Flat in France, has looked as though a longer trip was needed when placed over two miles on his last two starts and this should prove ideal. He gets the vote over Galley Slave, who doesn't look badly treated and ran quite well in similar company here last time.
The Magic Bishop 18-1 (10-4) Mistakes, chased leades on outer, hit 3 out, led approaching and hit 2 out, under pressure after last, held on towards finish, won at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan beating Rolecarr (10-6) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Tippering (IRE) 80-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, not fluent, behind from 7th, tailed off, 5th of 8, 47l behind Tornado Bob (11-12) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Silver Roque (FR) 15-2 (11-7) In touch on outside, headway 3 out, every chance next, ridden to chase leading pair between last 2, kept on same pace and no impression approaching last, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Arrayan (10-5) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Quetzal (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Manshoor (11-3) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Jan, 12 ran.
Dipity Doo Dah 16-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, ridden after 3 out, headway when not much room and mistake 2 out, no impression last, 5th of 12, 11l behind Quite The Man (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Himrayn 20-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before next, soon weakened, 7th of 15, 18l behind Wild Desert (11-4) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jan.
Burnthill (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to 4 out, soon outpaced, weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Hadron Collider (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Jun.
Bobbisox (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Prominent, reminders after 3rd, weakened after 6th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Be My Light (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 13 ran.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 11-4 (10-9) Prominent, every chance when mistake 3 out, 3rd and no extra last, weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Al Dafa (10-12) at Perth 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Everdon Brook (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up behind, pushed along before 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 45l behind Maxdelas (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Dec.
Galley Slave (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Scrum V (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jan.
Chadwell Spring (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) In touch, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 5th of 11, 39l behind Spice Bar (10-10) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Nov.