Brady and LORD WISHES are the stand-out performers here. Although the former has finished runner-up five times, he's been well beaten on his two latest starts on ground with some give and would prefer quicker going. The latter will be ideally suited by the conditions and his only start over today's trip resulted in a very easy victory at Musselburgh. He's the one to be on with Swingbridge probably the best of the remainder.
Brady (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Led, bludered badly and nearly unseated rider 12th, tracked leaders, chased winner when hit 4 out, weakened 2 out, blundered last, 2nd of 5, 12l behind First Fandango (10-11) at Fakenham 3m beg chs (3) gs in Nov.
Lord Wishes (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 2 out until between last two, kept on for 3rd but not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Aaim To Prosper (10-8) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Mar.
Benjamin Bittern (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Wilton Milan (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Court Red (IRE) 80-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened from 2 out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Swaledale Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
New Vic (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up behind, reminder 5th, headway next, chased leaders before 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 12, 38l behind Victor Hewgo (11-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Swingbridge (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, driven and headway after 4 out, stayed on to take moderate 3rd after next, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 11, 42l behind Matthew Riley (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Tresor De L'isle (FR) 40-1 (10-4) Mid-division on outside, mistake 3rd, struggling 8th, soon behind, 9th of 11, well behind Lord Wishes (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.