Badgers Cove slipped up when in contention here on his penultimate start but was beaten a long way from home when fourth at Chepstow last time. This looks easier but Robin Dickin's charge has still to prove he's fully recovered from serious injury so SYDNEY PAGET looks the one to be on. He fell on his chasing bow at Kelso but jumped much better when second at Musselburgh earlier this month and the longer trip here will suit. Bravo Riquet has won between the flags and over hurdles and looks best of the rest ahead of the disappointing Finnegan Paddy.
Badgers Cove (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th until before 5 out, weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 7, 24l behind Keppols Hill (11-0) at Chepstow 3m beg chase (4) hvy.
Bravo Riquet (FR) 85-40fav (10-8) Mid-division, chased leaders 7th, weakened 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Waywood Princess (9-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Eco's Gamebird 200-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off from 7th, 12th of 14, well behind Mr Watson (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 15-2 (11-2) Chased leaders until 5th, driven and behind before next, tailed off next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Who Owns Me (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec, 7 ran.
Jat Punjabi 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, went 2nd at 4th, led before 3 out, headed next, soon ridden and one pace, no impression with winner before last, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Two Rockers (11-5) at Towcester 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Sydney Paget (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led 4 out, headed 3 out, chance when mistake 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Viva Colonia (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f beg chase (4) sft.
Kevin Fancy (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Jumped left throughout, led until mistake and headed 10th, chased winner until 12th, weakening when mistake 14th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Listen Boy (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (4) hvy in Dec.