MR PLOD can come out on top in this handicap and he gets the vote over Dontpaytheferryman, Uig and Tivers Song. This race will not take much winning and the selection posted a fair effort here last time out when he finished fourth behind Giant Sequoia. He also ran well here back in August in a maiden that has worked out particularly well, and he looks capable of running a big race. Uig put in a fair effort last time out at Chepstow but that race has not worked out at all well and a place looks to be her best hope tonight. Dontpaytheferryman is yet to win on the level and he makes his debut for Brian Ellison having left Richard Fahey. He won over hurdles when he got a soft lead, but he may not get his own way out in front here. Tivers Song ran a respectable race at Warwick last month when he finished third of 14 behind Sceilin. A reproduction of that effort would give him a big chance but his form on the all-weather so far has been very disappointing and on that basis he is taken on. A poor start to the card and the vote goes to Mr Plod.
Little Sark (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, not clear run 2f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Bandama (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Uig 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner to 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Recalcitrant (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Rosy Dawn 12-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 18l behind Florentia (9-1) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Mr Plod 16-1 (9-7) Held up, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 4l behind Giant Sequoia (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Touch of Style (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, driven and weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 9l behind Sceilin (11-0) at Warwick 1m 3f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Medieval Maiden 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outside 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 10l behind Annambo (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Tivers Song (USA) 9-1 (9-10) Behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Sceilin (11-0) at Warwick 1m 3f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Petroglyph 16-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 14, 41l behind West End Lad (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcap (6) fbs in Jan.
Fantasy Ride 10-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on nearest finish, 4th of 13, 8l behind Valid Point (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
It's Josr 33-1 (9-4) Led, wide on bend into straight, soon pushed along, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 16, 10l behind Recalcitrant (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 6-1 (8-11) Held up behind and keen, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Leyte Gulf (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader to 2f out, soon ridden and weakened rapidly over 1f out, 12th of 13, 25l behind Billberry (8-12) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep '08.
Duneen Dream (USA) 80-1 (8-4) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 9l behind Ahmedy (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Desert Hawk 33-1 (9-0) Behind, no impression when not clear run and switched right well over 1f out, never near to challenge, 8th of 13, 14l behind Valid Point (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.