Knight Woodsman isn't easy to catch right but is 4lb lower than when successful over course and distance in February. More Equity has been running well lately and repeat of her latest third at Kelso, when 5lb out of the handicap, would put her bang in the picture while Quinder Spring was second at Perth in September and may enjoy a fitness advantage over Foot The Bill. DUKEOFCHESTERWOOD has a bit to find with the latter on Market Rasen running in June but his latest second at Wetherby was an improvement and, though creeping up the weights, Karen McLintock's charge has decent claims in this.
More Equity 20-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 13th, went 3rd before 3 out, soon outpaced, kept on from last, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Knockara Beau (11-12) at Kelso 3m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
Foot The Bill 6-1 (11-9) Close up, led 3 out, ridden and headed next, stayed on run-in, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Glen Countess (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Quinder Spring (FR) 13-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, went 4th before 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Bennys Well (9-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Knight Woodsman 16-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 5 out, slipped before 4 out on bend, weakened next, 6th of 10, well behind Chicago Outfit (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Dukeofchesterwood 15-2 (10-0) With winner, lost place and in rear before 4 out, rallied after 2 out, kept on well towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Susquehanna River (11-12) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Jan Jandura (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Thorncliffer (9-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 7 ran.