It doesn't get any worse than this and ITSAWINDUP is our idea of the most likely winner but Green Day Packer and Prince Of Medina are fair alternatives. Sheena West's charge was entitled to need a reappearance effort last time out and having exhibited form in similar company, we'll take him to run his race. Green Day Packer hasn't seen action on the flat for some time but this failed hurdler is just the sort of the horse that Pat Haslam has been able to engineer winning opportunities for in the past. Prince Of Medina is consistent at low levels and is sure to go close again. Limelight is a rare runner in this grade for Sir Mark Prescott so the market has to be monitored closely . Viscount Rossini has been in good form under National Hunt rules and it is to be hoped that he can translate that form to this discipline. Amwell Brave is perennially short odds in races of this nature. The well bred Niqaab is still a maiden and connections will be desperate to get a win into her for the paddock value. Treetops Hotel lost his way at the back end of the last turf season so it is hoped that the break has freshened him up. The fact that this race was oversubscribed speaks volumes and Itsawindup appears best of what are a truly shocking bunch.
Amwell Brave 13-2 (8-11) Soon mid-division, headway and ridden 2f out, close up 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Lytham (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.
Green Day Packer (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 9l behind Let It Be (9-7) at Catterick 2m hcap (6) gd in Sept '07.
Itsawindup 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Chalice Welcome (8-12) at Great Leighs 1m 2f Stks (41-45) (7) pol in Dec.
Niqaab 14-1 (8-12) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 14l behind Sabancaya (8-13) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Prince of Medina 9-2 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on under pressure to take 2nd close home, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Carlton Scroop (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.
Strident (USA) (8-9) Dwelt, in touch to 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 12, 23l behind Luca Tonio (7-10) at Dortmund 1m 4f hcp std in Dec.
Summer Bounty 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, switched left well over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 9l behind Prairie Hawk (8-2) at W'hampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Treetops Hotel (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 14l behind Jane of Arc (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m 4f sll (6) gd in Sept.
Viscount Rossini 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, tracking leaders going well over 2f out, quickly beaten well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Zalkani (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 4f hcap (6) pol in Sept.
Autumn Charm 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, not recover, 7th of 11, 11l behind Lytham (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.
Bonzo 10-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden 7f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind Spume (8-10) at Great Leighs 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Hawkstar Express (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 11l behind Samson Quest (9-0) at Lingfield 1m stk (7) pol.
Limelight (USA) 9-1 (8-7) Led over 8f out, clear 6f out, ridden, headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 15, 17l behind Ba Dreamflight (8-6) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Oct.
Sir Joey 150-1 (8-5) Close up, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, well behind La Estrella (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f clm (6) fbs in Dec.