Sagredo has won a maiden hurdle in 10 starts over timber but landed a chase in good style at Worcester last month. He should figure back over the smaller obstacles while Dubai Crest bounced back to form with a close-up fourth at Ffos Las in May and he won't be far away. Ebanour's best efforts have been over further but CHANGING THE GUARD won over today's trip at Uttoxeter earlier this month. He's been thereabouts in a couple of starts in soft ground since and gets the vote back on today's faster surface. Tarkari makes most appeal of the remainder back in a more suitable grade.
Dubai Crest 7-2 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3 out, no impression until stayed on final 100 yards, carried right close home, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Prankster (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in May.
Tarkari (IRE) 4-1 (10-13) Held up, closed after 5th, ridden and outpaced approaching 2 out, 3rd and no impression when hit last, 5th of 7, 11l behind Solaras Exhibition (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl (2) gs in Jun.
Ebanour (IRE) 10-3 (11-6) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 8, 21l behind Cool Baranca (9-13) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Dica (FR) 11-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 4th, led 6th, hit last, soon headed, weakened final 250 yards, 5th of 6, 18l behind Maoi Chinn Tire (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Amazing King (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Chased leader, hit 3rd and next, weakened 4 out, 7th of 11, 28l behind Conquisto (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Sagredo (USA) 4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, went 2nd at 7th, led 3 out, stayed on well from last, easily, won at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jun beating Diamond Eclipse (10-3) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Wheelavit (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Led until 4th, lost 2nd approaching 2 out, not much room soon after 2 out and weakened, 11th of 12, 32l behind Tout Regulier (10-6) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in Jul '10.
Xenophon 85-40fav (11-7) Led until 2nd, soon led again, ridden approaching 5th, not fluent 3 out, soon headed, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind The Tiddly Tadpole (11-12) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Changing The Guard 5-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenge 2 out, every chance last, weakened run-in, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Marie Des Anges (10-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft.
Bridlingtonbygones (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden and in 3rd before last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Simply Ned (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Turf Trivia 16-1 (11-3) Always in rear, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Englishtown (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Jul '11.