Winning point-to-pointer Toowoomba makes his handicap debut from a lowly mark and has performed well enough to be considered. KILFLORA doesn't win very often but produced an excellent performance at Market Rasen and with just 2lb extra to contend with is taken to follow-up. Kayfton Pete is another who doesn't win often but he ran his best race for some time at Fakenham last month. Santo Thomas has had just two runs since scoring at Towcester in May and should be ready to do his best in conditions that will suit.
Vedani (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Mid-division, outpaced 2 out, never near leaders, 8th of 19, 16l behind Quick Jack (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Kilflora 14-1 (10-5) Led, clear 6th, hit 2 out, ridden and headed last, driven and rallied flat, led final strides, just held on, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec beating Keel Haul (10-6) by ns, 8 ran.
Santo Thomas (FR) 5-1 (10-8) In touch, tracked leading pair after 4 out, ridden after next, went 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Dec.
Kayfton Pete 10-1 (11-11) Jumped right, led, went badly right and headed after 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd, rallied to regain 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind White Diamond (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Toowoomba (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 3rd from last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 16, 14l behind My Guardian Angel (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Dealing River 4-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 5th, weakened next, eased 2 out, 5th of 8, 31l behind Outrageous Request (10-13) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Scotsbrook Legend 8-1 (10-10) Towards rear, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Home Run (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec '12, 14 ran.