Marleno was second over fences off today's mark at Stratford on Monday. He was beaten 20 lengths but this is a poor race and he should be thereabouts if fully recovered. But we prefer stablemate CAUGHT BY WITNESS who has shown enough lately to suggest he's capable of going close at this lowly level. Fidelor also has a chance on his best form but it's a long time since Thinger Licht produced a worthwhile effort, though he has won here in the past.
Thinger Licht (FR) 15-2 (11-9) Held up in touch, under pressure 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 29l behind Be Bop Boru (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Aviador (GER) 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 9th, weakened 3 out, 7th of 13, 39l behind Ballyfoy (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in May '12.
Marleno (GER) 12-1 (10-12) Held up, not much room 1st, headway after 3rd, hampered 4 out, went 2nd before last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 20l behind Sonofagun (11-6) at Stratford 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Fidelor (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 4th, ridden after next, soon beaten, well held 3 out, plugged on from last, 5th of 12, 21l behind Drombeg West (10-0) at Towcester 2m (5) hvy in Feb.
Caught By Witness (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, no impression before last, 6th of 10, 12l behind Lean Burn (10-2) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Photogenique (FR) 66-1 (9-9) Always behind, soon tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Dorry K (10-6) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.
Gainsborough's Art (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Chased leader until not fluent 3rd, lost place next, tailed off and pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Motou (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 6 ran.