Teenage Idol wasn't winning out of turn at Ayr earlier this month, while Shadows Lengthen should confirm Doncaster running with Cygnet despite a 4lb higher mark. Mick Easterby's six-year-old has already won over C&D as have Knight Valliant and the lightly-weighted Amir Pasha. Micky Hammond, responsible for the latter, also saddles DANCEINTOTHELIGHT, however, and it's Joe Colliver's mount that gets a tentative vote. The grey was beaten when falling over further at Musselburgh last time but an earlier effort over 2m4f at the Scottish course was a very sound effort and he's a couple of pounds lower now. He also holds a course verdict over Shadows Lengthen from last season. Distime has scope for further improvement but Allow Me, Shifting Gold and Whisky Magic appear to have plenty to find at the weights.
Teenage Idol (IRE) 9-4 (10-13) Made all, clear from 3 out, won at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft beating Los Nadis (11-9) by 9l, 6 ran.
Cygnet 16-1 (11-12) Led after 1st, headed after next, tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, soon ridden and struggling, no danger after, 5th of 7, 15l behind Shadows Lengthen (11-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.
Distime (IRE) 4-6fav (10-12) Tracked leaders on inside, driven to chase leading pair after 3 out, challenged next, soon led, driven clear flat, won at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov beating High Storm (10-7) by 2 3/4l, 18 ran.
Shadows Lengthen 5-1 (11-6) Held up in last pair, headway to track leading pair after 4 out, led next, went left last, ridden and hard pressed flat, held on towards finish, won at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec beating A Bridge Too Far (11-12) by nk, 7 ran.
Allow Me 9-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 18l behind Simply Ned (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leader, lost place after 3rd, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 36l behind Grey Gold (11-6) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Nov.
Danceintothelight 7-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, chased leaders 3 out, soon ridden, 5th and no impression when fell heavily last, in a race won by Everaard (10-5) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd, 8 ran.
Vintage Star (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 5th, led after 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 3rd of 12, 8l behind The Weatherman (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Whisky Magic (FR) 16-1 (11-7) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon eased and pulled up, in a race won by River Dragon (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Sam Lord 12-1 (11-0) In rear, stayed on from 3 out, 6th of 11, 21l behind Simonside (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
Knight Valliant 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden 4 out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 24l behind Simonside (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Dec.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 3-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden to lead 2 out, stayed on well flat, won at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Hi Dancer (10-12) by 4l, 7 ran.