Turjuman has claims on his recent second at this track and Mujamead has been in good form over hurdles of late. Carnac and Valdan handle the surface, but Uncut Stone and Newport Arch have recorded stronger form at this track recently and both have leading amateurs on board. However, a chance is taken on the lightly-raced BRUNELLO finding further improvement as he's gone close over 1m4f on the Fibresand the last twice and his rider's 5lb claim may give him the edge in this.
Aaman (IRE) 11-4 (9-10) Tracked winner after 2f, ridden over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Spiritonthemount (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May.
Grand Art (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and switched right over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 10l behind Uphold (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Turjuman (USA) 9-1 (10-3) Settled towards rear, headway over 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Captain Bellamy (10-3) at Southwell 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Bandanaman (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up, headway 6f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Petella (9-7) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Flag Of Glory 12-1 (10-6) Raced very wide, led until over 7f out, prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 37l behind Squad (10-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Mujamead 33-1 (9-11) Raced in mid-division, behind final 4f, last of 14, 44l behind Prince Charlemagne (10-0) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan '10.
Carnac (IRE) 17-2 (9-1) Led after 2f, made most after until ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Storm Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) In touch, headway to track leader 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Storm Hawk (9-6) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Valdan (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway to chased leaders over 3f out, keot on well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 6l behind Steady Gaze (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Newport Arch 9-4 (9-4) Led early, tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, headed and dropped to 3rd post, 3rd of 7, hd behind Hada Men (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sistine 85-40 (9-7) Steadied in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, switched right to challenge over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on well towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Sky High Diver (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Brunello 13-8fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Unex Picasso (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Miereveld 20-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, always in rear, well beaten over 3f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Fire In Babylon (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Teutonic Knight (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 28l behind Inklet (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.