NEIGHBOURHOOD returned a disappointing joint-favourite here on Tuesday considering he'd won easily on his previous start on the Fibresand. But he looks worth another chance in this company with a Joey Haynes' allowance helping his cause. Generous Dream has a shout on his recent third in soft ground at Newcastle, while Ice Apple scored in testing going at Yarmouth in between a couple of modest efforts on the Polytrack. The remainder are harder to fancy, although The Young Master has been in decent form over hurdles of late.
Neighbourhood (USA) 3-1fav (9-12) In touch on outside, headway over 4f out, effort and every chance over 2f out until 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Rock of Ages (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Generous Dream 7-1 (9-3) Always behind, tailed off over 4f out, 11th of 12, well behind Toughness Danon (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Daldini 20-1 (10-4) With leader, weakened over 6f out, 10th of 13, 29l behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Generous George (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) Ran in snatches, behind, moderate late headway, never involved, 5th of 7, 13l behind Tweed (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) sft in Oct.
Aureate 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 16, 17l behind Passato (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in May '12.
Ice Apple 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 11, 7l behind Jawaab (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Russian Link 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon struggling, 5th of 6, 17l behind Sharareh (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Until The Man (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, lost place over 5f out, last of 11, well behind Jawaab (9-3) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
The Young Master 66-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 15l behind Rise To Glory (9-8) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr '12.
Sings Poet 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, driven along over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 45l behind Atalanta Bay (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.