Maizy Missile ended last season with a win at Newton Abbot but has shown little since returning to action and may be best watched for now. Kilvergan Boy won over 3m2f at Cartmel in August and has finished runner-up in three subsequent starts. He looks sure to figure if suited by the drop back in distance, but ME JULIE is preferred. Her only win so far came over C&D and off a 5lb lower mark today, with a good recent effort at Exeter under her belt, Arthur Whiting's mare gets the vote. Prime Edition and Paradise Expected are in dismal form and easily overlooked.
Maizy Missile (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 9th, weakened before 11th, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Quincy Des Pictons (10-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Kilvergan Boy (IRE) 2-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 12th, outpaced 4 out, headway after next, led last, headed and no extra closing stages, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Run To Fly (10-6) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov.
Me Julie 6-1 (9-12) Led, pressed from 2 out, headed before and switch left when hit last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Mission Complete (11-8) at Exeter 2m 5f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) hvy.
Paradise Expected 14-1 (10-10) In touch on outside, lost place after 5th, losing touch when mistake 10th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Quazy De Joie (11-0) at Chepstow 3m Conditional Handicap Chase (0-100) (5yo+) (4) gd in Mar.
Prime Edition (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Not fluent 5th, always in rear, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Harry Topper (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) sft.