This better ground should suit Leicester runner-up Clowance House and his stable is in cracking form. Briefcase was third at Plumpton last month while His Lordship finished second to the smart Al Ferof over a longer trip here on his hurdling debut last month, though was beaten 20 lengths. But they all have to give weight to some promising four-year-olds, most notably BRAMPOUR. Paul Nicholls' gelding won twice on the Flat in his native France and was only beaten a short neck in a Listed contest at Deauville last summer. Sure to have learned plenty from his third to Kazzene at Kempton, he can get off the mark here ahead of newcomer First In The Queue and the David Pipe pair Qalinas and Trop Fort.
Artic Journey (IRE) Kasmayo gelding out of Bella Blue.
Bold Identity (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inner in 3rd, ridden from 2f out, 2nd when short of room from 1f out, switched left well inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Dawn To Dance (9-2) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gf in Jul (flat).
Briefcase (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division on outside, blundered 5th, outpaced 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, no impression, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Not Til Monday (11-4) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Clowance House 4-1 (11-5) Held up in 5th, jumped left 3rd, headway 5th, went 2nd approaching 3 out, led 2 out, headed when mistake last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Non Dom (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
His Lordship 25-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 6trh, soon chasing leaders, effort 3 out, soon no impression, 2nd of 12, 20l behind Al Ferof (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Jan.
Johnny Owen (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear and keen, weakened from 6th, soon struggling, 10th of 13, well behind Shammick Boy (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Management (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, weakened from next, tailed off, 4th of 10, 34l behind Problema Tic (11-5) at Southwell 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Noble Ruler 11-1 (8-8) Brief speed gave way, 7th of 8, 40l behind Colors Flying (8-8) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m mdn stks in Oct '09 (flat).
Vitruvian Man 6-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed early straight, soon no extra, 5th of 6, 7l behind Barbadine (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f stks pol in Sep (flat).
Brampour (IRE) 13-8fav (10-12) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, headway 3 out, driven to challenge when left in lead next, ridden and edged left between last 2, soon hard pressed, headed flat, lost 2nd and no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kazzene (10-12) at Kempton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Eurhythmic (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Prominent, 2nd halfway, challenged early straight, led over 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 17, 4l behind Ancient Kingdom (9-0) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn gd in Oct (flat).
First In The Queue (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led 1f, tracked leader after until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 18l behind Space War (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct (flat).
Qalinas (FR) 7-2 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, ridden after 3 out, went poor 4th 2 out, never dangerous, 4th of 13, 32l behind Shammick Boy (11-10) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Trop Fort (FR) (9-13) won at Lyon La Soie(FR) 1m 4f stk std in Nov beating Tonton Baratin (9-13) by 3/4l, 12 ran (flat).