Broadbackbob beat subsequent winner Cinders And Ashes at Ascot last month and will make a bold bid to defy his penalty. Same Difference is a scopey individual and always appeared to have matters well in hand when scoring over a similar trip at Lingfield. He's another nice long-term prospect and like Carrigmorna King, third over a shorter trip here on his hurdles bow, has already landed a point-to-point. Warwick third Gospel Preacher may do better when sent over further, however, and is ignored in favour of POLISKY. Up against the likes of Sprinter Sacre and Topolski in his two runs in this country last season, he was also highly tried on his reappearance behind Fingal Bay at Cheltenham but stayed on nicely up the hill and this lesser contest is surely within his compass.
Broadbackbob (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge last, led soon after, kept on well, driven out, won at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gd in Nov beating Cinders And Ashes (11-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Same Difference (IRE) 7-2fav (10-12) Chased leader until led 6th, almost 3 lengths ahead last, tired closing stages, all out, won at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating Kilmacowen (10-12) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Ballygarvey (FR) 125-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 12, 39l behind It's A Gimme (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Ballypatrick (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Rcd 6th, prog to 4th 5out, sn no ex, held from 3out, 5th of 12, 9l behind Gee Hi (11-7) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '10.
Carrigmorna King (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Prominent, took keen hold, went 2nd before 3rd, mistake 3 out, demoted to close 3rd when mistake next, soon no impression on front pair, one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Prospect Wells (11-5) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Rear of mid-division, pushed along and weakened after 4 out, 8th of 14, 41l behind Moorland Sunset (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
Gospel Preacher 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside and mistake 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 17, 9l behind So Fine (11-5) at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Kowloon (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, behind and struggling 4 out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 30l behind Swincombe Flame (10-5) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
Lemon's Gent 40-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 4 out, pushed along when mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 33l behind It's A Gimme (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Polisky (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, headway approaching 2 out, chased leading pair approaching last, ridden and kept on flat, no impression, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Fingal Bay (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov hdl G2 (1) gs in Nov.
Romeo Americo (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, struggling before 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Swincombe Flame (10-5) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
Willow's Saviour 15-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 3 out, hung left under pressure and lost 2nd 2 out, stayed in well held 3rd until weakened flat, 5th of 18, 8l behind Same Difference (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Clyffe Top 25-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, lost place when not much room after 8th, no impression when mistake 2 out, 7th of 9, 22l behind Cross The Flags (10-10) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Dancing Emily (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, effort 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 4l behind Top Of The Range (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gd in Apr.