Jibouti is taking a big step up in trip after staying on over 1m1f at Wolverhampton last time. Several of these have been jumping including Unex Picasso, a winner at Huntingdon on just his seventh career start in November. He should improve but MANSHOOR may just have too much experience for him this time. Lucy Wadham's charge is having his first start on Fibresand but was always travelling easily when landing a Lingfield handicap over timber in November and is well handicapped on the best of his Flat form. Magic Haze won a similar contest to this over the C&D around a year ago and is just 3lb higher and Extremely So looks best of the remainder.
Addikt (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always in rear, 8th of 9, 29l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Unex Picasso 12-1 (9-3) Keen led, headed and short of room entering final 3f, weakened and eased over 1f out, 10th of 14, 36l behind Arch Fire (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gs in Jun.
Magic Haze 7-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 9th of 10, 26l behind Zefooha (10-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Manshoor (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 10l behind Pertemps Networks (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Extremely So 11-4 (9-7) Led until over 8f out, remained prominent, lost place well over 2f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Straversjoy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep '10.
Myraid 15-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden well over 2f out, raced standside and weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 39l behind Plan A (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct '10.
Savaronola (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, moderate progress on outside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 7l behind Fifty Cents (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Brunello 9-1 (8-7) Dwelt, tracked leader after 2f, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind First Rock (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Jibouti (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Keen trackedd leading pair, ridden 3f out, no impression, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Eastward Ho (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.