It will be interesting to see if there is market support for the returning Mudita Moment as his stable is in good form but STAGE KING, held up well off the pace here earlier in the month, should do better now tackling handicaps and will have the champion doing the steering today. He gets the nod in a modest opener though Lightentertainment has hinted at ability and has more scope than Mighty Mambo, who weakened quickly at Plumpton last time.
Lightentertainment (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 8, well behind Sgt Reckless (10-12) at Kempton 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Nov.
Stage King 66-1 (10-11) Behind, outpaced 5 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, never dangerous, 10th of 18, 48l behind Champagne West (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Mid-division, lost place 4th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 10, 46l behind Beau Lake (9-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Mudita Moment (IRE) 9-4fav (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching last, kept on strongly closing stages, 2nd of 11, hd behind Rathnaroughy (11-12) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun '12.
Forrardon Xmoor 66-1 (10-12) Always behind, weakened 4 out, 9th of 10, well behind Knock House (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft.
Mighty Mambo 6-1 (11-7) Led, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 13, well behind Shadarpour (11-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Landerbee (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, in 5th 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, well behind Cole Harden (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Powertakeoff (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up, headway after 5th, lost place before 3 out, 7th of 9, 36l behind Lost In Newyork (9-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Young Lou 25-1 (10-8) In touch on outside, driven 3 out, kept on same pace, weakened last, 8th of 10, 14l behind Kozmina Bay (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Landenstown Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened after 6th, tailed off before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Diddley Dee (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun '11, 8 ran.
June French (FR) 8-1 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway before 8th, not fluent 3 out, no extra next, 8th of 16, 17l behind Carhue Princess (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gs in Nov.
Haling Park (UAE) 100-1 (9-11) Always behind, struggling 9th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Iconic Rose (11-5) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 12 ran.