Young Brendan Powell is making such a name for himself that he's unable to claim in this which might just prevent Only Hope from finally losing her maiden tag on his 46th career start. The stable also run Tuscany Star but she's shown very little to date. Quam Celerrime loves testing ground and it's unlikely he'll have those conditions today so the vote goes to MUJAMEAD. Tony Carroll and Lee Edwards have a tremendous strike-rate and the young rider was on board when the eight-year-old landed a better handicap than this at Leicester a week ago. What's For Tea has dropped to a realistic mark and shown a little more recently though she's yet to reach the first two places in 13 starts over hurdles.
Only Hope 11-2 (11-7) Tracked leader until after 3rd, prominent, led 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Sustainability (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Midnight Spirit 25-1 (10-8) Raced wide, pressed leaders, every chance 3 out, weakened soon after next, lost modest 3rd flat, 4th of 5, 22l behind Langley (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy.
Benozzo Gozzoli 9-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, disputing 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Promised Wings (11-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Mujamead 8-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, led before 2 out, stayed on well from last, driven out, won at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft beating Refusal (10-9) by 4l, 9 ran.
Sahara Sunshine 66-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, chased winner until dropped to 3rd after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, tailed off, last of 6, 35l behind Ballygarvey (11-6) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Tuscany Star (IRE) 22-1 (11-6) Mid-division, reminders 4th, lost place when not fluent 6th, soon in rear, pulled up after 8th, in a race won by Oscar Charlie (10-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 10 ran.
Quam Celerrime 6-1 (10-6) Towards rear, pushed along 5th, headway under pressure approaching 2 out, effort between last 2, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Cityar (10-13) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.
What's For Tea 11-1 (9-12) Held up, headway 4th, not fluent 6th, soon ridden, 3rd and beaten before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Dirty Deal (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.