Mick Easterby's Wee Forbees faces no easy task in giving weight away all round in this handicap chase and a better bet looks to be MORENITO, who is preferred to Ruby Isabel. Tim Vaughan's mare showed much improved form when winning comfortably at Towcester last month and she has every chance of following up that success but she has to race off a 10lb higher mark today and that rise in the weights may prevent her from scoring again. Janal ran better at Sedgefield last time but is 5lbs out of the weights proper so faces no easy task and of more interest may be Sarah Humphrey's Pipers Legend, who is better than he showed at Fakenham on his most recent start. Kim Bailey's Thenameescapesme seems a shade high in the weights at present and preference is for Tom George's Morenito, who looks to be going the right way judged by his recent effort at Southwell when chasing home Lord Gunnerslake and he can go one better off just a 2lb higher mark today.
Wee Forbees (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, drivern approaching 3out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 4th of 8, 21l behind Ruby Crown (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Neutrino 17-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, reminder after 7th, in rear and pushed along from 8th, weakened approaching 12th, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Red Dynamite (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in May, 5 ran.
Morenito (FR) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leader, challenged 8th to next, led 11th, headed last, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Lord Gunnerslake (10-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Bold Policy (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Prominent, took keen hold, brought down 4th, in a race won by Den Maschine (10-12) at Towcester 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gf in May, 11 ran.
Thenameescapesme 9-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 5th, went 2nd briefly 3 out, soon ridden, weakened 2 out, 4th of 8, 26l behind Ashmolian (9-9) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Ruby Isabel (IRE) 2-1 (11-10) Tracked leading pair approaching 2nd, left 2nd and slightly hampered next, not fluent 8th, 3 lenghts down when left in lead 3 out, switched left to avoid loose horse before last, driven out, won at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in May beating Beauchamp Viking (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Pipers Legend 9-1 (10-7) With leader, hit 8th, led next, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 11, well behind Petroglyph (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Reasonably Sure (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, lost place 6th, reminder after 7th, behind from 10th, tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Clifden Boy (10-11) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-90 (5) gs, 10 ran.
Janal (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, under pressure 8th, hard driven to challenge 4 out, stayed on well under pressure, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ginger's Lad (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.