DECENT LORD is penalised three times over after rattling up a quickfire hat-trick and has also been forced into this higher grade. But such is the paucity of credible opposition here that Jennie Candlish's seven-year-old is difficult to oppose. Just The Job was taken to task by the handicapper after winning here and at Ludlow in the autumn so, if there is going to be an upset, Drummers Drumming may be the one to provide it. Charlie Morlock's five-year-old has hinted at ability in novice company and promise to stay this extra half-mile. Me Fein would also be interesting if attracting market support as he ran well here in November, though recent efforts have lacked sparkle.
Silver Lily (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Chased leaders early, 9th halfway, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Equation (10-13) at Sligo 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in May.
Just The Job (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, 16 lenghts down in 8th 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 30l behind Tricky Tree (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Crackerjac Boy (USA) 100-1 (11-3) Took keen hold early stages in mid-division, reminder after 3rd, weakened approaching 5th, 4th of 10, 25l behind Jimmy The Saint (11-3) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Drummers Drumming (USA) 50-1 (11-4) Mid-division on inside, outpaced 3 out, plugged on from next, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 21l behind Not Til Monday (11-4) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Float My Boat 150-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, ridden after 5th, no impression, 9th of 14, 25l behind Buckie Boy (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Pollen Jock (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up behind, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind Wheyaye (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Torran Sound 8-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, soon led, headed after 1st, ridden after 3 out, one pace approaching next, 4th of 15, 21l behind Dance For Julie (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (3) gd in Jul.
Benny The Swinger (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Mid-division, effort after 3 out, weakened after next, 10th of 14, 47l behind Whoops A Daisy (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jan.
Decent Lord (IRE) 4-5fav (10-4) Chased leading trio, blundered 2nd, hit 6th, headway to 2nd 2 out, closed to lead well before last, clear when mistake last, ridden right out, won at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy beating Form And Beauty (9-11) by 9l, 6 ran.
Rossbrin (IRE) 2-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, tracked leaders until outpaced in rear from 7th, struggling, next, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Can't Remember (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan, 5 ran.
Kilbready Star (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, behind 8th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Constant Cupid (11-1) at Hereford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Me Fein 16-1 (11-2) Held up, reminders after 4th, behind next, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Mayolynn (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.