This handicap for inexperienced riders makes limited appeal from a punting perspective as most of the runners would be more at home in a seller. Paul O'Brien rode a winner for Donald McCain at Perth last month and though his mount, I'M A GANGSTER, has to concede weight all round and is blinkered for the first time, he gets a tentative vote as he has shown a bit of ability. Next Edition has fair form up to a mile on the Flat but appears to have stamina limitations over timber while Carhue Princess and Lulu's Gift are only modest.
I'm A Gangster (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Prominent in chasing group, pushed along halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 32l behind Monte Cavallo (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Old Magic (IRE) 10-3fav (11-9) Chased leaders to 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, tailed off, last of 10, well behind First Morning (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.
Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 66-1 (10-3) Held up, not fluent 2nd, went 4th before 7th, mistake 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 40l behind Keenes Day (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Koralsdarling (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, struggling from 5th, soon tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Ivan Vasilevich (10-12) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Watch The Birdie (IRE) 40-1 (10-5) Mid-division on outside, headway 4th, went 2nd when not fluent next, led before 6th, headed after 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 8, 24l behind Stage Acclaim (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m cond sll hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Carhue Princess (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leader, led approaching 3rd, headed 4 out, lost 2nd next, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind On The Bridge (12-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Next Edition (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, fell 6th, in a race won by Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Green Lightning (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden 5th, soon weakened, jumped left 3 out, tailed off, 3rd of 6, 38l behind My Viking Bay (10-5) at Towcester 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) sft in May.
Dane Cottage 9-2 (10-6) Pressed leader and clear of rest, led 3rd, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened quickly, 10th of 12, 27l behind Flora's Pride (10-13) at Catterick 2m mares nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Feb.
Lulu's Gift (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 19l behind Finch Flyer (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Aug.
Daniel's Dream 28-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, led, driven and headed narrowly after last, kept on under pressure, no extra from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind First Morning (11-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Aug.