This looks a decent contest for the time of year with several of these probably capable of holding their own in better company. Gray Mountain impressed here last month but has been done no favours by the handicapper, though is still preferred to stablemate Bescot Springs who returns from a break. Amazing King also has plenty of weight judged solely on his win at Southwell, while the jury is out on Monogram after a poor effort at Sedgefield. PEACHEY MOMENT has come on in leaps and bounds lately and, back over a longer trip, can complete the hat-trick after wins here and at Kelso.
Gray Mountain (USA) 9-4 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, went 2nd 4th, led 7th, guessed at next, mistake and headed 4 out, led 2 out, clear last, easily, won at Perth 2m beg chase (4) sft in May beating The Paddy Premium (11-0) by 9l, 4 ran.
Amazing King (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Held up in rear but in touch, went 3rd after 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, led before next, kept on well run-in, pushed out, won at Southwell 2m beg chase (5) gd in May beating Points of View (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Bescot Springs (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, not fluent 6th, hit 3 out, led after 2 out on inside, headed last, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Club Class (10-5) at Hexham 3m 1f nov chs (3) hvy in Nov.
Peachey Moment (USA) 3-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 7th, ridden flat, led final 100 yards, stayed on, won at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May beating Sheriff Hall (10-13) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Monogram 7-2 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened from 3 out, left poor 3rd 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 4, 22l behind Bocciani (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m nov chs (4) gd in May.