SPIRIT OSCAR had just over 3l to spare over Comedinewithme on very heavy ground at Lingfield and though the runner-up will be 7lb better off and should make a race of it the feeling is that the winner will confirm the form. Rising Teal had hinted at ability in bumpers and ran well behind Dardanella over hurdles at Towcester. He's also engaged to run at Towcester today. When In Roam easily landed a bumper at Bangor in August but couldn't match that form on a return visit in October. Chilworth Screamer isn't easy to catch right but is perfectly capable of winning this at his best and his young rider's claim is a bonus.
Chilworth Screamer 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division, chasing leaders 4 out and pushed along, pushed along approaching 2 out, edged right and weakened between last 2, 6th of 10, 22l behind Scholastica (11-5) at Ascot 2m 6f mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Spirit Oscar (IRE) Evensfav (10-12) Made all, hit 3 out, driven out, won at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov beating Comedinewithme (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Comedinewithme 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, jumped left 2 out, soon ridden, went left again and not fluent last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Spirit Oscar (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Nov.
Crazy Jane (IRE) Definite Article filly out of Blue Romance.
Georgea (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Led, not that fluent, clear after 2nd until 4th, headed 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 29l behind Lady Charisma (10-12) at Towcester 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Rising Teal 9-1 (10-10) Held up in touch on outside, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders after next, ridden between last 2, stayed on to take 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Dardanella (10-10) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
The Selector 80-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, pushed along and losing place when not fluent 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Stand To Reason (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
When In Roam (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 8f out, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Cloud Brook (10-11) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Wild Legend (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) In rear, headway over 7f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Father Edward (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May.