ORTHODOX LAD ran a cracker in a Listed handicap at Market Rasen last Saturday. That was arguably his best run to date and, off the same mark here, he should prove difficult to beat with a repeat effort. West Brit has been raised 7lb for winning at Huntingdon while Hi Note has gone off the boil a little since winning twice on the Flat in August. Street Entertainer has his sights lowered and is starting to look very well treated. He may be the danger if recapturing his best and Callisto Moon has each-way claims but a number of the others are returning from a break.
Hi Note 6-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 19l behind Taste The Wine (9-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in May.
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) In rear, well behind from 4th, not fluent and ridden 6th, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by The Cockney Mackem (11-0) at Worcester 2m nov chs (4) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Cloudy Bob (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Mid-division, jumped slow 7th, jumped right 5 out and 4 out, in 4th and weakened 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Nagpur (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
West Brit (IRE) 5-2 (11-10) Held up, closed 5th, went 2nd going well from 2 out, shaken up to lead flat, readily, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep beating Odin (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Street Entertainer (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway on outside before 3 out, every chance before next, soon beaten, 10th of 13, 30l behind Kangaroo Court (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gf in Sep.
Kingcora (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 10, well behind Art Professor (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Feb.
Cabimas 7-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 13, 7l behind Minella Special (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Orthodox Lad 11-2 (10-1) Towards rear, headway on outside after 3 out, kept on approaching last, went moderate 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 14l behind Ahyaknowyerself (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd in Sep.
Callisto Moon 16-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, led approaching 3 out, headed before next, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 10, 3l behind Alfraamsey (11-4) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Sep.
Cnoc Seoda (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Waited with, 13th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on, 10th of 16, 14l behind Another Ambition (11-3) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 gf in Aug.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) In touch on inside, mistake and lost place 6th, outpaced when wandered and hampered 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 6th of 10, 19l behind Grey Missile (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Foxcub (IRE) 4-1fav (10-13) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders before 6th, went 3rd before last, kept on and no impression, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Dresden (11-9) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun.