It was a very poor seller that STADIUM OF LIGHT won at Stratford but this isn't much better. The ground won't bother Shaun Harris' charge and neither will the extra yardage and he's difficult to oppose. Motou was taking on much better opposition when last seen and won't be far away if fully fit following 15 months on the sidelines but none of the others have done enough to suggest they will be winning any time soon. The returning Lord Landen may be the best of them under Paddy Brennan.
Motou (FR) 9-4 (11-7) Tracked leaders, switched outside 3 out, went 2nd next, ridden and effort between last 2, switched inside and went left last, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Patsy Cline (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Aug '12.
Lord Landen (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Always in rear, looked reluctant approaching 4 out and pulled up, in a race won by Okafranca (10-4) at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Nov '12, 11 ran.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed before 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure to lead again towards finish, won at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) sft in Oct beating Isola Bella (10-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, left 2nd when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Blake Dean (9-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Midnight Choice 4-1fav (10-3) Held up towards rear, weakened before 4 out, pulled up after 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Realta Mo Croi (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun, 10 ran.
Gainsborough's Art (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Towards rear, reminders before 3rd, ridden and struggling in rear before 5th, 7th of 13, 39l behind Moscow Me (11-3) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Oct.