CONSULT had Mexican Bob behind when third over 2m5f at Towcester last time. Martin Keighley's four-year-old is running well enough to suggest he'll go close again off his current mark and he was third over this longer trip at Uttoxeter in September. Tribal Dance will be a danger, however, as he is on a hat-trick after wide-margin victories at Huntingdon and Fontwell and is still improving. Frameit wasn't disgraced when fifth at Huntingdon on Thursday but may find this stiffer test coming too soon.
Abnaki (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 25l behind Mighty Monty (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Made all, mistake last, soon ridden, kept on, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov beating Matrow's Lady (11-7) by 9l, 10 ran.
Romantic Lead 33-1 (11-12) Mid-division, poor 9th 4 out, soon no impression, 11th of 15, well behind Lismakeery (11-12) at Wexford 2m 1f beg chs sft in Oct.
Mexican Bob 14-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching 2 out, no impression, 5th of 12, 13l behind Valid Point (11-10) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Rumbling Thunder (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Behind, headway under pressure on outside after 4 out, went 4th approaching next, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 4th of 14, 21l behind Rose Of The Moon (10-7) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Consult 9-1 (11-8) Prominent, in lead after 3rd, not in front before 8th, every chance after 3 out, no impression on front pair from next, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Valid Point (11-10) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Galley Slave (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, mistake 8th, soon weakened, pulled up before 10th, in a race won by On Gossamer Wings (10-13) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 11 ran.
Frameit (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up in rear in touch, outpaced after 4 out, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 11, 19l behind Thehillofuisneach (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Dakota Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Ockey De Neulliac (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f 4yo clm hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Monroe Park (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Slowly away, soon in touch, under pressure 6th, tailed off next, 5th of 6, well behind Mush Mir (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Dot's Delight 4-1 (10-4) With leaders, mistake 4 out, every chance 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Accordingtoeileen (11-8) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Que Beauty (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led and disputed, headed 4 out, 7th after 3 out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 6th of 17, 30l behind Noras Fancy (11-2) at Galway 2m mares mdn hdl hvy in Oct.