I'm In The Pink won at Taunton in December and the longer trip probably accounted for a modest effort in this grade at Uttoxeter last time. David Evans' seven-year-old holds Cursum Perficio on his penultimate run and has to be taken seriously here with McCoy back in the plate. If I Had Him wasn't disgraced when tried in better company at Wincanton last month and Mickmacmagoole has an outstanding chance at the weights. Evan Williams' charge has been taking on much stronger opposition but the drop in distance is a worry here so we'll take a chance on WYETH. Gary Moore's seven-year-old is lightly-raced over timber and will have needed the run when pulled up at Towcester in November. He won a seller on the all-weather last week and should be able to put his pace to good use on this sharp track.
I'm In The Pink (FR) 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hit 6th, led approaching 2 out, soon headed, weakened last, 4th of 7, 12l behind Big Talk (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
If I Had Him (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure from 3 out, no impression on leaders approaching last, 5th of 16, 9l behind Minnie Hill (10-8) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Jan.
Cursum Perficio 25-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway 5th, weakened after 6th, tailed off, 7th of 13, 29l behind Chrysander (11-8) at Taunton 2m 1f clm hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Diddley Dee 20-1 (9-8) Mistake and rider lost iron 1st, chased leaders, under pressure when hit 4 out, soon lost place, weakened from next, 6th of 7, 29l behind Simone Martini (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Nov.
Jack Jicaro 50-1 (9-13) Slowly away, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 39l behind Destiny Of A Diva (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan (flat).
Lord Deevert 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leader and keen, led over 2f out, headed and hung right inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Stargazing (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan (flat).
Melvino 33-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Elite Land (9-11) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Mar.
Mickmacmagoole (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) In rear, ridden and struggling 4 out, never a factor, 11th of 23, 45l behind Aegean Dawn (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 16-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in rear, headway after 3rd, led before 5th, mistake 7th, headed after 3 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Big Talk (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Smack That (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Always in rear, ridden along 8th, pulled up approaching 10th, in a race won by Chance Du Roy (10-9) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs (2) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Warren Bank 100-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, weakened from 3 out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 35l behind Bear's Affair (11-4) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Wyeth 5-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, ridden and weakened after 5th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Liberty Seeker (10-11) at Towcester 2m sell hdl (5) gs in Nov, 10 ran.
Moonbalej 7-1 (10-12) Led, headed approaching 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, 4th of 12, 14l behind Lady Pacha (9-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) gs in Nov.