GIBB RIVER is penalised for his wins at Huntingdon and Plumpton but there appears to be little in this field to threaten Nicky Henderson's five-year-old, who should comfortably complete his hat-trick. Lang Shining and Sunley Peace were once useful on the Flat but both were pulled up on their first start over hurdles though the latter will have needed his run at Newbury, his first since finishing seventh in the 2007 Cesarewitch. Leitzu won twice over a mile on the level and is a rare runner over jumps for Mick Channon but he may just need the experience here.
Gibb River (IRE) 6-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led 4 out, clear when hit last, very easily, won at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan beating Mr Muddle (10-7) by 7l, 14 ran.
Benozzo Gozzoli 125-1 (11-5) Pulled hard tracking leaders until steadied into mid-division after 2nd, weakened well before 3 out, 11th of 14, well behind Gibb River (11-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Charles 25-1 (11-5) Always behind, struggling from 4th, tailed off 3 out, last of 10, well behind Problema Tic (11-5) at Southwell 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
E Street Boy 50-1 (11-4) Always in rear, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Furrows (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Honest 100-1 (11-1) Pulled hard, always in rear, 14th of 18, 40l behind Furrows (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Lang Shining (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up, always towards rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Minella Class (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Dec, 22 ran.
Sunley Peace 33-1 (10-12) Not fluent, raced wide and held up in last pair, stumbled 1st, rear when hit 4 out, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Pride In Battle (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 7 ran.
Turf Legends (IRE) 150-1 (10-13) Not fluent 3rd, always behind, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Dona (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan.
Wosayu 100-1 (11-4) Towards rear, ridden when hit 3 out, soon behind, 12th of 18, 30l behind Furrows (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Admission 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4th, chased leaders in 3rd before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 25l behind Mark Twain (11-0) at Catterick 2m 4yo mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Direct Flo (IRE) 100-1 (10-0) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 18, 21l behind Furrows (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Leitzu (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct beating Ice Cool Lady (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran (flat).
Matrow's Lady (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pulled hard, hampered and lost place 2nd, last 3 out, 11th of 14, 48l behind Whoops A Daisy (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.