Kassiodor needs a market check on his debut but we'll surely see him doing better in handicaps and the one to be on here is LAND AND SEA. Barry Hills has a high percentage, profit making strike-rate with his runners at the track and his filly is bred to go on the surface, which really looks to be the only concern. Rated 68, she has more than enough ability to pick up an average maiden and with the drop in trip expected to prove beneficial she's hard to oppose. Olney Lass should also enjoy this trip and is rated only 5lbs inferior to our selection; she's considered the one most likely to pick up the pieces should Land And Sea prove an expensive failure with Plenty O'Toole and Hambleton needing to improve for trying first-time headgear.
Hambleton 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 17, 12l behind Benato The Great (9-1) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Kassiodor (GER) Tiger Hill gelding out of Kitcat.
King Bertolini (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Outpaced and behind, kept on final furlong, 4th of 8, 20l behind Divine Call (9-3) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Little Buddy 80-1 (8-3) Started slowly, always behind, beaten when ridden and hung left 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind Wooden King (9-3) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Oct.
Lord Lansing (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway on outside to chase leaders over 3f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Frank Street (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Marsh's Gift 80-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 10th of 13, 17l behind Senate Majority (9-3) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Plenty O'toole 8-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 12l behind Green Earth (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Dorden Paris House filly out of Dolphin Dancer.
Land And Sea 7-2 (8-12) Led, ridden 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Constant Craving (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
Majic Mojo 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon no impression, 12th of 13, 20l behind Mata Keranjang (9-3) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Jul.
Matilda May 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt always in rear, 7th of 8, 30l behind Divine Call (9-3) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Olney Lass 25-1 (8-12) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 11l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Play The Blues (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Paldouna.