Dalmo, a winner on fast ground at Newton Abbot in the summer, drops into plating company for the first time. He'll appreciate running in this class though has to concede weight all round and may find LOYAL MASTER too strong. Stan Moore's charge, twice a winner on the Flat, was making his debut for the yard when runner-up to Pass The Time in a Plumpton claimer last month and can improve enough to go one better. Khazium, who started favourite in that latter event after running well in better class, was beaten seven lengths into third and it's difficult to imagine him reversing the form. The remainder will all need to find plenty to get involved.
Dalmo 15-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place before 5th, no chance when mistake 2 out, 8th of 15, 28l behind In The Crowd (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft.
Khazium (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Reluctant to line up, held up in rear, jumped left and bumped 3rd and 4th, headway after next, driven when not fluent 3 out, beaten when mistakes 2 out and last, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Pass The Time (10-6) at Plumpton 2m 3yo clm hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Loyal Master (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed before 3 out, held by winner from 2 out, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Pass The Time (10-6) at Plumpton 2m 3yo clm hdl (5) sft in Nov.
One For The Girls 100-1 (10-12) Jumped slowly, always behind, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind In The Crowd (10-12) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft.
Isobella 33-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, mistakes, some headway before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 5th of 8, well behind Vasco D'ycy (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Isola Bella 100-1 (10-8) Held up, bumped after 5th, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 6, 29l behind Ironically (10-3) at Leicester 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (3yo) (4) sft in Nov.
Tresabella 33-1 (8-7) Awkwardly away raced wide close up, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 14, 50l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct (flat).