Roughlyn had been in good form at Lingfield before being beaten six lengths over C&D and BOLD ADVENTURE looks a safer bet. He finished runner-up in similar company at Kempton last week with the re-opposing If I Had Him a couple of lengths behind and is taken to go one better. The remainder are no great shakes as Destiny Awaits is unproven over the distance and Iron Duke was eight lengths behind the winner when second over C&D in October.
Full Speed (GER) 14-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along and lost place 7f out, soon in rear, last of 13, well behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
If I Had Him (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd final 110 yards, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bold Adventure 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, chasing leaders in 5th and still plenty to do when hung badly right over 1f out, strong run to 2nd final 110 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Coup De Grace (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Nouailhas 40-1 (9-6) Keen close up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 23l behind Thecornishcockney (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sing Alana Sing 20-1 (8-6) Clipped heels and unseated rider after 1f, in a race won by Italian Riviera (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov, 9 ran.
Iron Duke 20-1 (8-6) In touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 13th of 14, 32l behind Italian Riviera (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Roughlyn 4-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Stormy Morning (10-7) at Wolverhampton 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Destiny Awaits (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Mid-division, outpaced over 5f out, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 13, 4l behind Tobrata (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
David's Folly (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, last of 10, 18l behind Tram Express (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.