Strongly Suggested was well supported at Plumpton last month but finished a long way behind winner Rocky Elsom. David Arbuthnot's charge is only 3lb higher here so must go on the short-list as this won't take much winning. We just prefer CIRCUS STAR, however, as he was just collared by the in-form Drussell at Ludlow in December and has been running well since returning from his summer break. There could be more to come from Inside Knowledge now he tries his luck in handicaps and Walter De La Mare could figure at the weights.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 200-1 (11-3) Mid-division, never on terms, well beaten from 3 out, 10th of 16, 29l behind Ptit Zig (10-7) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.
Strongly Suggested 11-4fav (11-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 25l behind Rocky Elsom (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Strathcal 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear when badly hampered and brought down 5th, in a race won by Cridda Boy (11-1) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Rocky Elsom (USA) 6-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders and raced wide, ridden to challenge last, led run-in, kept on, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan beating Engai (11-5) by 3l, 12 ran.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 80-1 (11-12) Chased leader until 3rd, every chance 2 out, mistake last, no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 3l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Circus Star (USA) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led 5th, headed narrowly after 4 out, every chance when hit next and 2 out, stayed on to press winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Legend Erry (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Always behind, tailed off, 12th of 18, well behind Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Teenage Dream (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, pushed along after 4th, plugged on and never dangerous, 6th of 16, 33l behind If In Doubt (11-4) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Was My Valentine 66-1 (10-0) Towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, soon hung left and no impression, 6th of 18, 30l behind Poet (11-0) at Newbury 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 66-1 (10-12) Jumped right, soon detatched and struggling in rear, tailed off 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind King Of The Wolds (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Fitandproperjob 9-1 (10-11) In rear and jumped slow 1st, ridden and headway before 3 out, pushed along and looking one pace when fell 3 out, in a race won by Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 15 ran.
Spade 33-1 (10-10) Prominent, took keen hold, led after 4th, ridden and headed when not fluent 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 24l behind Khazium (10-7) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) sft.
Flash Harriet 9-4fav (10-8) Chased leaders, with leader before 6th, led 4 out, pressed and hit 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Lindsay's Dream (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) sft in Jun.
Cool Cascade 11-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, led 5th until 7th, weakened after next, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Midnight Belle (10-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Mutanaker 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 15, 32l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.