FLYING DOCTOR ran well over these fences last month. He may not have looked like catching the winner but it's still the best form on offer in this and Alistair Whillans' charge gets the nod. Lady Of Verona has been placed here and should be sharper for her latest start at Perth while Bob's Ticket also has a shout on his third over track and trip back in May. Oh Right is better than his latest below par effort suggests though he would prefer a faster surface.
Silver Sophfire 6-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, well behind Oscar Tanner (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Flying Doctor 5-1 (11-9) Prominent, led after 2 out, ridden and headed before last, one pace flat, 3rd of 8, 5l behind I'll Be Frank (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.
Macklycuddy (USA) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, pushed along after 6th, reminders before 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Cyrien Star (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Lady Of Verona (IRE) 7-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 27l behind Frontier Vic (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep.
Bob's Ticket (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, in 4th and ridden before last, very one pace, 4th of 13, 29l behind Auberge (10-12) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Brae On (IRE) 9-1 (10-13) Close up on outer, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 31l behind Push Me (11-2) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Charlie Bucket 14-1 (10-12) Mistake 3rd, towards rear, well beaten 2 out, 9th of 16, 31l behind The Good Guy (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Two Oscars (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Towards rear, fell 2nd, in a race won by Royal Peak (11-10) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug, 15 ran.
Oh Right (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Disputed 2nd behind clear leader, close up 6th, lost place 5 out, weakened next, 8th of 9, well behind Midnight Charmer (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Morello Mist 5-1 (9-9) Held up, ridden before 3 out, soon closed, lost place after 2 out, weakened approaching last, 7th of 8, well behind I'll Be Frank (11-1) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct.