Division Two of the 'Hands And Heels' handicap that opened the card looks just as open as the first and it could be that consistency will win the day and we think it might by siding with Milton Bradley's DANCING WELCOME ahead of the unexposed Divine Force while One More Round has place claims at a bigger price. Generally running well at the moment, including scoring on his penultimate start, the pick looks the only runner in this field displaying any consistent good form. He followed that win by finding just one too good off this mark so he should be capable of another good effort. Divine Force should be seen in a better light here with another couple of pounds removed from his back following one of his best runs in handicap company last time. He is still lightly raced so can show us more and any market support for him would be interesting. One More Round last won a handicap at this time last year and is now 19lbs lighter than when scoring that day so could get into at least a place in this company. Mocha Java is also considered under his current burden but Dancing Welcome has the most appealing profile and is the marginal call.
Mocha Java 7-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind My Sweet Georgia (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Charlie Delta 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 13l behind Naomh Geileis (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Divine Force 50-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway towards far side over 3f out, chased leader 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Another Try (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
One More Round (USA) 9-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always in last place, last of 13, 31l behind Fantasy Fighter (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Kamanja (UAE) 50-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 13, 6l behind Spice Run (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Dancing Welcome 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Punching (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Ardent Prince 15-2 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up, ridden over 2f out, never trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 7l behind Wunder Strike (8-12) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol.
Womaniser (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, reluctant and soon ridden along in rear, never near leaders, 10th of 13, 45l behind Kristopher James (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Talamahana 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, stumbled badly and lost place over 3f out, not a danger after, last of 10, 9l behind Malapropism (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Toballa 25-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, driven over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get to leaders, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Final Drive (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol.
El Potro 20-1 (9-0) Raced stands' side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 17, 7l behind Mission Impossible (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Macademy Royal (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Taken to post early, always behind, last of 15, 16l behind Taboor (8-8) at Yarmouth 5f hcp (6) gf in Jul '08.
Arch Event 50-1 (9-1) Prominent, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 17l behind Oriental Cavalier (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.