A race that has plenty of deadwood despite the size of the entry and DRUSSELL could be the call against Kellystown Lad and Rossini's Dancer. The Irish raider gets in off a featherweight today and was last seen when obliging at Fairyhouse last month. He won with a shade in hand and as such, has made life difficult for the assessor. Kellystown Lad won over 2m4f at Musselburgh. The form of his fourth at Sedgefield was given a boost earlier in the week, Rossini's Dancer is locally trained and is likely to have its supporters. A middle distance performer on the flat, he needs to improve upon two efforts in similar company. Arctic Court represents connections that do well here so watch the market. Lisbon Lion should be fit from a couple of recent spins on the level. Si Bien seemed to struggle for heavy going at Newcastle - there could be better to come on today's likely surface. Middlemarch returns from absence. Onajet was last seen at Sandown but that is the one at Australia rather than the Esher venue. Drussell seems on the upgrade and can make full use of all the allowances.
Kellystown Lad (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway on outside 2 out, ridden last, no impression flat, 4th of 10, 14l behind Tara Royal (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Arctic Court (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, always behind, 11th of 16, 41l behind Tail Of The Bank (10-13) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Bucephalus (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 26l behind Little Promise (10-13) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Dollar Mick (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always towards rear and beaten from 4 out, 7th of 8, well behind Catch Bob (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Lisbon Lion (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, blundered 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Tilt (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 15 ran.
Middlemarch (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, never on terms, last of 15, well behind The Knoxs (10-7) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Onajet (AUS) (9-2) in a race won by Russian Rule (10-1) at Casterton(AUS) 2m 3f hcp chs hvy in Jul, 11 ran.
Rossini's Dancer 22-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, lost place 4 out, weakening when bad mistake 2 out, 6th of 10, 35l behind Ascendant (10-7) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Si Bien (FR) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, jumped right and hit 3rd, went 2nd 5th, every chance 3 out, stayed on same pace last, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Tail Of The Bank (10-13) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Solway Flight 100-1 (10-9) In rear, weakened over 4f out, 12th of 15, well behind Last Of The Bunch (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Wilmington 50-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon lost place, last of 12, 39l behind Oddsmaker (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep (flat).
Drussell (IRE) 7-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, headway in 3rd entering straight, challenged 2 out, led before last, soon clear, mistake last, ridden and kept on well run-in, comfortably, won at Fairyhouse 2m Novice Handicap Hurdle (8Evens16) (4yo+) sft in Feb beating Bootlegger (11-0) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Thistledown Rose 200-1 (10-10) Held up, weakened after 6th, 6th of 8, well behind Aibrean (11-3) at Kelso 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
College Quest 100-1 (10-5) Always behind, tailed off 3 out, 14th of 16, well behind Diklers Oscar (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.