A big field for this handicap but it may not be as competitive as first appears. Old Pals Act was still beaten nine lengths when second at Fontwell while last month's Perth third King's Chorister doesn't always find much off the bridle. Starlight Air ran poorly at Worcester after winning at Southwell but the penalised Jewel In The Sun appears to be improving a little while Eastwell Smiles wasn't disgraced when third over 2m here on his comeback. Bracken House could figure if fully wound-up but the step up in trip is likely to suit maiden BILLESLEY ROAD and, on only his second start in a handicap, he gets the vote ahead of Am I Blue and River Purple.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 13-8 (10-8) Raced wide, prominent, led after 3 out, clear when jumped left last, comfortably, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Violets Boy (11-6) by 9l, 6 ran.
Am I Blue 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, driven 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 10, 11l behind Grey Missile (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Billesley Road 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, reminder 5th, soon behind and struggling, kept on approaching last, no chance with leaders, 5th of 10, 16l behind Marcus Antonius (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Award Winner 50-1 (10-12) Led until after 5th, lost place after 3 out, 8th of 11, 27l behind Thoresby (11-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Eastwell Smiles 25-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, went 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Acapulco Bay (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Old Pals Act (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th to chase leaders, led after 4 out, headed after 3 out, chased winner run-in, always held, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Nicky Nutjob (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Bracken House (IRE) 15-8fav (11-1) Chased leader, led before 7th, headed next, chased winner, no impression when weakened to 4th before 2 out, 4th of 10, 24l behind Boomtown (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
King's Chorister 8-1 (10-0) In touch, not fluent 1st, outpaced after 3 out, rallied to take 3rd before last, stayed on, not able to trouble front pair, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Overpriced (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Starlight Air 8-1 (11-5) Prominent, outpaced approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 9th of 12, 37l behind Princesse Fleur (10-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Kristallo (GER) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, hard ridden after 4 out, weakened from next, tailed off, 6th of 10, 40l behind Victor Hewgo (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 8l behind Church Field (11-0) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Lord Navits (IRE) 10-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, hit wing 9th, headway soon after, led after 3 out, headed last, no extra final 150 yards, 5th of 16, 9l behind Ahead Ahead (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Kayfrou 9-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden and along after 4th, pushed along and outpaced after 3 out, plugged on flat, 5th of 12, 14l behind Party Palace (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 10-1 (11-2) Towards rear, not fluent 4th, ridden after 3 out, headway when not fluent 2 out, ran on flat, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 5l behind Strongly Suggested (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Took keen hold in touch, weakening when blundered 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 33l behind Tinseltown (11-10) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Maggie Aron 9-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, hampered after 4 out, chased leaders next, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Cawdor House Bert (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
River Purple 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, close 3rd 3 out, stayed on same pace last, 3rd of 14, 7l behind My Lad Percy (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Until The Man (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, mistake next, lost place when jumped right 6th, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Prince Pippin (11-4) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Lost Arca (FR) 18-1 (10-8) Held up in mid-division, headway from 6th, ridden to chase winner 2 out, lost 2nd flat, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Hohlethelonely (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan '12.
Phoenix Eye 33-1 (10-6) Mid-division, ridden and struggling after 3 out, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.