Snapchat's third at Fakenham was his best effort so far but Conor O'Farrell will have to carry plenty of lead in the saddle to make up the weight. Vinnieslittle Lamb has the past form to figure but didn't run very well at Uttoxeter last time, though the headgear is dispensed with here. WALDORF SALAD has been a slow learner but looked to be getting his act together at Taunton last month. He wouldn't need much more today and gets a tentative vote ahead of Plumpton second Sweet Boy Vic and the so-far disappointing Downtown Manhattan.
Vinnieslittle Lamb (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Prominent, lost a few places 4th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 15, 37l behind Legacy Gold (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Snapchat (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, headway approaching 2 out (normal 3 out), went 2nd after 2 out, ridden on extended run in, one pace and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind White Diamond (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Bajan Blu 66-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, never on terms, no impression 3 out, not fluent 2 out, 6th of 15, 31l behind Deputy Dan (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Ghost Of A Smile (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Towards rear, struggling before 3 out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 44l behind Nesterenko (11-11) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Dec.
Waldorf Salad 12-1 (11-3) Raced wide chasing leaders, not fluent 6th, pushed along after 3 out, no impression, hit last, stayed on to moderate 3rd close home, 3rd of 14, 29l behind The Happy Warrior (9-9) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Shipton 200-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, well behind Brother Brian (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.
Dougalstar (FR) 20-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, mistake 4 out, in remote 4th after 3 out, no impression, 4th of 13, well behind Cole Harden (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Nov.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, reminders and struggling on long run to 5th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Mudita Moment (11-4) at Warwick 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Sweet Boy Vic (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed 2 out, rallied and every chance run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Mudita Moment (12-2) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Reelwill (FR) 66-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden after 6th, well behind 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Kodicil (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.