Support for No Routine on his handicap debut would be interesting but he hasn't shown a great deal so far. Proud Times, on the other hand, is on a hat-trick after victories at Plumpton and Lingfield, though carries a penalty for his latest success. Hold The Bucks ran his best race so far when second at Plumpton while Prince Freddie only found one too good over this course and distance 12 days ago. LEAN BURN was fourth in that latter race, six lengths behind Prince Freddie, and is only 4lb better off. But Barry Leavy's charge looks to be coming back into form and, returned to a winning mark, is the tentative selection today.
No Routine (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden before 2 out, never dangerous, 11th of 17, 32l behind Volnay De Thaix (11-5) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Proud Times (USA) 7-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, challenged after 4th, led after 3 out, stayed on to draw clear final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy beating Voltchesko (11-8) by 4l, 9 ran.
Johnnys Legacy (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Red Admirable (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Crackerjack 25-1 (10-8) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway to chase leader 2nd, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 12, well behind Flying Phoenix (10-3) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Flora Lea 20-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, weakened before 4 out and pulled up, in a race won by Brave Buck (12-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 7 ran.
Cane Cat (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Mid-division, bumped 1st, behind when mistake 5th, never on terms, 8th of 14, 29l behind Curzon Line (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Lisdonagh House (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) In rear, ridden 5th, behind from next, 7th of 11, well behind Tigresse Bleue (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Mr Bolt (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Led headed 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Carlton Jack (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Hold The Bucks (USA) 14-1 (10-4) Held up, headway 5th, ridden and led before 2 out where not fluent, headed last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Raven's Tower (10-13) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Lean Burn (USA) 8-1 (10-10) Mid-division, outpaced after 5th, left 4th 3 out, one pace, unable to get on terms, 4th of 10, 10l behind Poetic Power (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Prince Freddie 16-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and no impression on winner from 3 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Poetic Power (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Errol Flynn (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 5th, tailed off next, 13th of 15, well behind Free Thinking (10-2) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Peqeno Diablo (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3rd, challenged 7th, lost 2nd well before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 6, 37l behind Motou (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.