Gud Day arguably has the best form in this seller having already been placed at Kempton and Warwick. He should make a bold bid to get off the mark but we fancy RED MERCURY will be good enough to defy his penalty. He's changed stables since winning at Market Rasen in the summer but had Blue Ronnie behind at Wetherby last month and wasn't disgraced in a handicap at Sedgefield earlier this month - this is a lesser contest. The remainder have a lot to prove.
Red Mercury (IRE) 10-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Bob's Dream (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Blue Ronnie (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Chased leaders in 4th, outpaced approaching 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 7, 25l behind Janet's Pearl (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Bussa 18-1 (10-12) Always in rear, behind 4th, pulled up after, in a race won by Brilliant Barca (10-9) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd, 14 ran.
Gud Day (IRE) 11-4fav (10-7) Held up, took keen hold, headway 4th, went 3rd next, hung left and no impression when hit 2 out, mistake last, 3rd of 7, 19l behind Keep Talking (11-9) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Maratib (USA) 100-1 (10-9) In rear, went 3rd before 4 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 5, well behind Hollow Tree (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Underlay Underlay 100-1 (10-7) Chased leaders over 8f, tailed off, 8th of 16, 50l behind The New One (10-12) at Warwick 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) gd in Nov.
Wild Hysteria (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden after 5th, mistake and weakened 2 out, last of 6, 47l behind Unex Picasso (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Frosty Reception 100-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 11, well behind Dubawi Dancer (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) gd.
Fulgora 33-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, led headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 17l behind La Belle Doyenne (11-0) at Towcester 1m 5f 3yo flls NH flat (6) gd in Nov.
Kildare Kitten (USA) 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, weakened quickly before 4 out, in rear when fell 4 out, in a race won by Hollow Tree (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 3yo hdl (4) sft in Nov, 5 ran.
Misefi 200-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, jumped left 1st, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 11, 39l behind Schism (10-8) at Leicester 2m juv fll nov hdl (3yo) (4) gs.
Scotsbrook Legend 50-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Dubawi Dancer (10-12) at Doncaster 2m juv flls mdn hdl (5) gd, 11 ran.