By now punters will have a pointer as to the chances of DIKLERS OSCAR from the running of The Knoxs earlier in the card, but given that Keith Reveley's mare ran so well behind that Howard Johnson inmate earlier in the campaign, she probably has enough ability to break her maiden here. The seven-year-old came back to the track and ran with credit over 2m 6f, but this drop in trip looks ideal and although untried on genuine soft ground, she handles some cut and will hopefully be good enough. Just For Jean handles conditions and given Donald McCain's record with his female inmates a win would be no great shock, though on what we have seen so far she is going to have to show a bit of improvement. Tchikita should come on plenty for her Kelso debut in December and wouldn't need to find too much more to have frame claims, while Gwyre has shown ability in a couple of novices' hurdles so far this season and with her age allowance is entitled to get hugely competitive. 60s-rated flat performer Hydrophonic acts with cut on the level and just about stays 1m 1f, so she may well be able to stay the distance and is worth a market check, but preference is for Diklers Oscar.
Along Came Rosie 50-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, some headway approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 31l behind Farleigh House (10-7) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Diklers Oscar (IRE) 7-2 (10-5) Held up, headway 4 out, chased leading pair before next, ridden and effort 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Bygones Of Brid (10-12) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Florarossa 8-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 4f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Banjaxed Girl (10-12) at Wetherby 2m N H flat (5) sft in Nov.
Hydrophonic 5-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Rhadegunda (8-12) at Chester 1m fll mdn stks (5) sft in Aug '08 (flat).
Just For Jean (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden after 8th, soon weakened, jumped badly right 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Topsham Belle (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (3) sft in Dec.
Mistic Academy (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 29l behind My Shamwari (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Moraira Magic (IRE) 40-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, last of 13, well behind Final Day (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gs in Dec.
Moscow Mischief 20-1 (10-10) Close up, lost place from 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Smuglin (10-10) at Newcastle 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov, 15 ran.
Proficiency 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, weakened 3f out, eased final 2f, 11th of 13, 42l behind Teeky (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul (flat).
Sparkling Zola 100-1 (10-7) Held up, outpaced 4 out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 18l behind Crow Spinney (10-7) at Perth 2m hdl (4) gd in May.
Tchikita (FR) 14-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, blundered 4 out, went 3rd approaching 2 out, edged left after last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Aibrean (11-3) at Kelso 2m 2f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
The Only Way 100-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 25l behind Final Day (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (5) gs in Dec.
Walguard (FR) Kapgarde mare out of Bywaldor.
Watercolours (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) In rear, short-lived effort approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 34l behind Annie May (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
College Quest 25-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, weakened over 4f out, 12th of 14, 43l behind Bold Sir Brian (10-12) at Ayr 1m 6f 3yo nhf (5) sft in Dec.
Gwyre (IRE) 9-2 (10-5) Tracked leader, led before 4th, headed 2 out, kept on and every chance until ridden and one pace flat, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Sergeant Pink (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.