Tanerko Emery has been raised 5lb since finishing second at Cheltenham but that was probably a better performance than his win at Stratford and David Pipe's six-year-old is one for the short-list here. It's interesting to see John Ferguson has entered the three-year-old Haymarket in a handicap at this stage of the season - he obviously thinks he will struggle to carry a penalty in juvenile contests. Gigondas has already been pulled up against older horses and Starlife needs to up her game. BARENGER raced wide and dropped away quickly before the straight when reappearing over 2m6f at Stratford. He clearly has some ability, however, and may do better now handicapped so gets the vote here getting weight from Able Deputy and Strongly Suggested. Bobcatbilly may need this but could still be best of the rest.
Gud Day (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 10th of 22, 19l behind Dark Lover (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Able Deputy 10-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 4th, led and hit 3 out, clear between last 2 until before last, headed last, driven and weakened run-in, 5th of 16, 15l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Tanerko Emery (FR) 5-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, steady headway before 2 out, challlenged between horses and chance last, kept on same pace run-in, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Ifandbutwhynot (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Strongly Suggested 28-1 (11-6) Raced wide towards rear, never involved, 8th of 14, 37l behind Canadian Diamond (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Barenger (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outer, headway after 6th, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 9, 40l behind Bucking The Trend (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Bobcatbilly (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, closer order after 5th, ridden after 3 out, no impression next, 5th and beaten when fell last, in a race won by Hildisvini (11-8) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Electric Tiger (GER) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, led approaching 3 out, headed next, weakened, 3rd of 8, 13l behind War On (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Notarfbad (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, stayed on strongly from last, nearest at finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Dormouse (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Strathcal 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, every chance 3 out, outpaced before next, stayed on same pace approaching last, pressed for 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Just Beware (10-0) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.
Struanmore 40-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching 4th, not fluent and reminders 6th, weakened next, tailed off 8th, pulled up after, in a race won by What A Warrior (11-6) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Nebula Storm (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, pushed along 4th, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Easter Day (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct, 6 ran.
Rocky Elsom (USA) 22-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 14l behind High Storm (11-5) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Haymarket 9-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, chased leader 3 out, ridden and kept on one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Foster's Road (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Madame Allsorts 25-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, not fluent and ridden 4th, never on terms, 6th of 8, 40l behind Claret Cloak (11-6) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Gigondas 9-2 (10-7) Held up, not fluent 4th or 5th, ridden when mistake 7th, soon behind, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by On The Bridge (11-12) at Hereford 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Starlife (FR) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked winner, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Ivor's King (10-10) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.