Chookie Avon has been in fine form in handicaps and went very close again when runner-up at Wolverhampton last time. However, CORPORAL MADDOX gets another chance despite coming up short in similar company on the Fibresand last time. He scored on fast ground at Ascot back in July and makes more appeal than Majuro who should have done better in a claimer at Wolverhampton last Saturday. Brocklebank landed a plating contest at this track on his latest start and Ongoodform has a shout dropped in class.
Chookie Avon 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind Cut Across (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Corporal Maddox 9-2fav (9-7) Slowly away soon switched to outer and ridden along in rear, very wide into straight 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Ongoodform (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 3l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Victorian Number (FR) 9-2 (9-3) Prominent, led 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Renoir's Lady (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
April Fool 11-2 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Prime Exhibit (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
Brocklebank (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Bint Alzain (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Aquilifer (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) In touch, effort when hung badly right over 2f out, soon eased, last of 13, well behind Elijah Pepper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Dozy Joe 9-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Scottish Lake (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Majuro (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Desert Vision (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Replicator 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 15, 14l behind Steel Rain (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft in Oct.
Yurituni 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 5l behind Sonko (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Al Aqabah (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakening when slightly hampered inside final furlong, last of 13, 4 1/2l behind Scottish Lake (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Purley Queen (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Held up, headway on outer entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Young Dottie (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.