WILL IF I WANT can overcome top-weight status here to score and has the verdict but Weather Permitting could be well handicapped and Balakar isn't ruled out either. It could be that the selection is ahead of the handicapper coming into this after not being beaten far by a promising Ferdy Murphy runner who has since gone on to score again and easily off a mark of 115. If running up to that form he is well ahead of his rivals and the assessor while the booking of Timmy Murphy for the first time looks a positive sign. Weather Permitting also looks to be competing in a handicap for the first time off a decent mark but the form of David Pipe's runner is no match for the selection's. Balakar looks off a fair rating having run solidly off this burden the last twice and he should go well again but looks to be waiting for a reprieve from the assessor before scoring again. Plane Painter, Sovereign Spirit and Formedable have all got enough in their past form lines to have a decent short at the prize money but it should be place prizes with Will If I Want the likely winner.
Will If I Want (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Led, ridden approaching last, headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Elzahann (10-12) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Plane Painter (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Led, headed after 1st, led 2nd to 3rd, led approaching 5th, headed 8th, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 12, 25l behind Nabouko (11-0) at Southwell 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Balakar (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling after 8th, 5th of 10, 24l behind Senor Shane (10-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Weather Permitting (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Towards rear, effort 10th, ridden 12th, weakened next, 9th of 12, well behind Peter Pole (11-12) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Fishguard Filly 7-1 (12-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened 4 out, 6th of 18, 32l behind Beshairt (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Prominent, joined leader 7th, led 8th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon no chance, 4th of 9, 13l behind Quaddick Lake (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) fm in Mar.
Code (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden and weakened 3 out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Blazing Desert (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Formedable (IRE) 28-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, chased leaders in 3rd when blundered last, soon weakened, 4th of 10, 13l behind At The Money (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Miss Merenda 33-1 (11-2) Led to after 3rd, ridden after 8th, outpaced 10th, stayed on well to go 2nd after last, 2nd of 17, 27l behind Fishguard Filly (11-2) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gd in Mar.
English Jim (IRE) 18-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway to lead briefly 8th, ridden in 3rd 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 17, well behind Fishguard Filly (11-2) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gd in Mar.