Mujamead escapes a penalty for his win in a boys' race at Towcester last Thursday but that was over 2m, his best trip. Twice Lucky has lost his confidence while Be My Deputy and Mystified usually find at least one too good, but Quapriland won a small race at Folkestone two runs ago and a subsequent third came over hurdles. PINDAR has only had two runs over fences and only found Upton Mead too strong in this grade at Plumpton last month. Dougie Costello is a good jockey booking for Neil Mulholland's charge, who can go one better today. Musselburgh third Morning Time may be best of the rest ahead of top weight Pamak D'airy.
Pamak D'airy (FR) 11-2 (11-11) Held up mainly in 4th, taken wide back straight, went 2nd 4 out, every chance next, soon ridden and one pace, close up in 4th when left 3rd and last next, weakend before last, 3rd of 4, 25l behind No Way Hozay (10-0) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Qualitee 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4th, went 2nd 7th until approaching next, ridden and weakened well before 3 out, 6th of 11, 27l behind Midnight Belle (10-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Jan.
Be My Deputy (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Behind, headway over 3f out, soon led, headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Captain Kelly (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Mujamead 9-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m hcp ch 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan beating Kinkeel (9-11) by 10l, 7 ran.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminder after 4th, struggling 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Jackies Solitaire (9-13) at Catterick 2m beg chs (3) hvy in Dec.
Twice Lucky 7-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd when blundered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Billy Cuckoo (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec, 7 ran.
Bennys Well (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 19l behind City Press (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Quapriland (FR) 3-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, chased leaders after 3rd, hard ridden 3 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Lucky Prince (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Pindar (GER) 5-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8th until 4 out, mistake next, rallied to close 2nd on inside when blundered and lost 2nd 2 out, recovered again flat to regain 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Upton Mead (9-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Mystified (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, outpaced before 5 out, kept on before 2 out, went 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Silver Steel (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Morning Time (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, mistake 5th, went 3rd before 4 out, soon left 2nd, ridden before 2 out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Silver Steel (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
The Black Lion (IRE) 9-2 (10-4) Soon tracking leaders, ridden 3 out, weakened after last, 6th of 11, 47l behind Mysterious World (10-3) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
It Is What It Is (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 2nd, always in rear, 10th of 13, 46l behind Fulgora (10-1) at Warwick 2m beg chs (4) sft in Dec.
Flichity (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Close up, slow 2nd, dropped to rear 4th, ridden along 8th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Pickworth (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 5 ran.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, went 3rd at 2nd, ridden 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 5, 23l behind Witch's Hat (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Dec.