Carmela Maria took a tumble when favourite for a conditionals' race over track and trip two weeks ago and has been raised a further 3lb since. She does have plenty of stamina but may struggle to concede weight to HOBB'S DREAM, who is another dour stayer and has her burden reduced significantly by Chris Meehan's 10lb claim. Gwladys Street may have missed his big chance when collared by Bally Sands at Uttoxeter 11 days ago while it's usually worth opposing Shannina and Almond Court. Bright Cloud has won a couple of points but was tailed off when pulled up on his hurdles bow at Towcester.
Carmela Maria 10-3fav (10-10) Mid-division on outside, in touch 5th, close up in 4th when fell 9th, in a race won by Rowan Road (10-1) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec, 12 ran.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 7-2 (11-6) Led, headed when not fluent 2 out, still every chance when mistake last, held close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Bally Sands (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Hobb's Dream (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, driven 9th, chased leaders under pressure before 2 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression, 3rd of 14, 16l behind Jupiter Rex (10-10) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Whatdoidowiththat 13-2 (10-6) In touch, lost place before 7th, soon behind, tailed off 2 out, 9th of 12, well behind Rowan Road (10-1) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Behind from 3rd, never dangerous, 12th of 15, well behind Waywood Princess (9-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Shannina 50-1 (9-11) Behind, headway into mid-division 5th, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd approaching next, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Rowan Road (10-1) at Catterick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Dec.
Bright Cloud (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) In touch, chased leader after 5th until lost action and pulled up appraoching 3 out, dismouted, in a race won by Bravo Riquet (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec, 10 ran.
Almond Court (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd at 3rd until 7th, chased leaders, went 2nd again before 2 out, stayed on same pace from last, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Rowan Road (10-0) at Kelso 3m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Westwire Toby (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Mid-division on inside, not fluent 1st, jumped left 4th, in touch 7th, lost place before next, 8th of 13, 32l behind Earcomesthedream (11-4) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.