LOCKANTANKS has been running well without success in much better company than this and won the last time he dropped down to this level. Michael Murphy's 5lb claim further helps his cause and he gets the vote. Decent Fella arrives badly out of sorts and is down in class as a consequence while Fathsta won a seller here on Saturday and makes more appeal than Fibresand specialist Flying Pickets. Brocklebank was in fine form at this track last month but Fairy Wing was a big disappointment when a losing favourite in similar company at Kempton a week ago.
Lockantanks 9-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden and effort over 1f out, keeping on one pace when short of room and snatched up inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Rakaan (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Decent Fella (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Raced centre always in rear, 19th of 21, 18l behind Idler (8-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Polar Kite (8-13) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Brocklebank (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Corporal Maddox (9-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 7, 10l behind Polar Kite (8-13) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Royal Holiday (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Fathsta (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Towards rear, plenty to do over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly final furlong, edged left and led near finish, won at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol beating Hamoody (9-6) by 1l, 10 ran.
Ivan The Engine 25-1 (9-3) Chased leader, driven well over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 13, 21l behind Pastoral Jet (9-0) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Bravo Belle (IRE) 150-1 (8-11) In touch, led after 2f, headed well over 3f ut, soon weakened and behind, eased inside final 2f, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Aegaeus (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.