If Ian Williams' AEROPLANE doesn't win this claimer and win it well something would have gone seriously wrong so the six-year-old has our confidence while Flawed Genius could be a danger if actually agreeing to race after refusing to do so the last twice and Riolina looks best of the rest. Rated a full 19lbs better than his nearest rival the pick races off level weights with that opponent and given that he is on form after landing one of these last time he should be in front again. Flawed genius has a mountain to climb to get to the pick but looks the most likely of the field to mount some king of challenge. That¿s on the proviso he actually starts this contest but if he does he looks booked for place honours based on the ratings. Riolina is weighted for minor prizes too after scoring after a break in a similar race last time but with little else in the field making much appeal Aeroplane should be flying in.
Aeroplane 4-5fav (9-10) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep beating Orpenindeed (9-2) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Flawed Genius 13-2 (9-4) Refused to race, in a race won by King of The Moors (8-8) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (4) gf in Sep, 8 ran.
Ever Cheerful 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader until over 2f out, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind La Gifted (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Bluebird Chariot 100-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and behind final 3f, 8th of 10, 12l behind Poppanan (9-3) at Bath 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Incy Wincy 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 10l behind Special Cuvee (8-13) at Folkestone 7f 3yo sll (6) gs in Mar.
Rioliina (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) With leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Leicester 7f clm stks (5) gf in Oct beating Piazza San Pietro (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven, edged right, won at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol beating Borasco (8-10) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Double Valentine 25-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 5l behind Dancing Welcome (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.