The likeable Aimigayle made all to score over course and distance in September, beating subsequent winner Dawn Commander with Cannon Fodder back in third. The latter may struggle to reverse the form on identical terms, despite scoring here since, but TWEEDLEDRUM looks to have a great chance at the weights. She was only beaten a neck off today's mark at Wetherby in March and then won a Listed race at Doncaster. She's probably needed her two runs so far this season and should be cherry-ripe now. Grace And Fortune has gone close on a couple of occasion but remains a maiden and, along with The Road Ahead, may struggle.
Aimigayle 5-1 (10-5) Jumped right at times, made all, went right and hit 11th, driven after last, stayed on well flat (no time taken), won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Sep beating Dawn Commander (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Tweedledrum 25-1 (11-6) Held up tracking leading trio, went 3nd 4 out, not fluent and dropped to 4th next, weakened under pressure soon after, 4th of 5, 12l behind Highland Retreat (10-12) at Kempton 3m mrs hdl (listed) (4yo+) (1) gd in Nov.
Cannon Fodder 10-3fav (10-11) Raced wide, ran in snatches, headway to track leaders when hit 4th, stayed on touch, headway to chase leaders 10th, led before hit 3 out, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Oct beating Abruzzi (11-5) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Grace And Fortune 25-1 (10-5) With leader, went right 3rd, led briefly 4th, mistake and weakened 3 out, left modest 3rd next, kept on flat, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Wither Yenot (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
The Road Ahead 7-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway after 7th, 5th and no extra 2 out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Red Admirable (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.