Dark And Dangerous won on this card last year and is starting to come down the weights again. Lemon Drop Kid ran well on his reappearance at Chepstow until tiring and will strip fitter here while General Ting easily won a conditionals' race at Kempton on Monday and goes unpenalised for that success. One Term has already won three times this season but regular pilot A P McCoy prefers Valid Reason, who is fit from the Flat, though he has a big weight to carry. CHESHIRE PRINCE ran a blinder when chasing home the smart Vulcanite at Fakenham. He's had his problems since winning this two years ago but is well handicapped as a result and probably the one to beat today if Amy Downie has him back to his best.
First Avenue 40-1 (11-0) Held up in 4th, behind 3rd, closed before 2 out, went 3rd approaching last, not able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Get Me Out Of Here (11-8) at Kempton 2m hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Valid Reason 16-1 (10-5) Towards rear, stayed on from 2 out, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 18, 19l behind Bourne (9-11) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) gs in Feb.
One Term (IRE) 10-3 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden and lost place when mistake 6th, effort 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, 45l behind Simonside (10-0) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Oct.
Scorched Son (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, chased winner after 3 out, ridden and not fluent 2 out, blundered last, kept on, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Mountainous (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 4th, mistake 3 out, weakened approaching last, 16th of 22, 37l behind Dark Lover (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gs in Oct.
Kartanian (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, driven after 4 out, never dangerous, 12th of 14, well behind Cape Express (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.
Sud Pacifique (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 31l behind Cape Express (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Oct.
Cheshire Prince 33-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, chased winner next, beaten when hit last, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Vulcanite (11-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) In touch, headway to chase leaders 7th, weakened 3 out, 9th of 17, 28l behind Kitegen (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Oct.
Lemon Drop Red (USA) 6-1 (10-5) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd 4th, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, no chance with easy winner, mistake and lost 2nd last, weakened flat, 4th of 7, 19l behind Hinterland (11-10) at Chepstow 2m Limited hcp hdl (2) sft in Oct.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 10-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, quickly weakened and pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Bally Legend (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Nov '11, 12 ran.
General Ting (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, led soon after 4th, clear 2 out, ridden out, won at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs beating Super Duplex (10-13) by 7l, 9 ran.