It will be interesting to see if Philip Kirby can coax a success out of the frustrating Here Now And Why, who blew away the cobwebs recently when finishing in mid-division at Catterick. He needs absolutely everything to drop his way but has gone well here in the past, though no win in his last 20 starts rather tells the story. He remains an each-way option, however, but Greenhead High and Roy's Legacy have both looked much better on artificial surfaces to date. The one who could step up notably on previous efforts is IGGY. The four-year-old only has four starts to his name and went well enough on his first outing for eight months when third at Wolverhampton just eight days ago. Further progress would see him right in the firing line.
Little Eli 10-3fav (9-2) Went right start, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Never A Quarrel (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Iggy 2-1fav (10-12) Chased clear leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Lujeanie (10-9) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp (0-70) (5) pol.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Always behind, 7th of 11, 6l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.
Lizzy's Dream 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Confidential Creek 6-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 11l behind Imjin River (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Tadalavil 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct beating Beauty Pageant (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Commandable (AUS) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Imjin River (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.
Roy's Legacy 3-1fav (9-10) Led early, raced wide prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Top Cop (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Greenhead High 10-3fav (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.
Pavers Star 12-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Give Us A Belle (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Saxonette 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders stand side, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Spring Bird 50-1 (8-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Megaleka (9-4) at Catterick 5f app hcp (6) sft.
Ichimoku 20-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 17l behind De Lesseps (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jan.
Amis Reunis 100-1 (8-2) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 14l behind Spitfire (8-11) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs.