Corporal Maddox has every chance on today's terms but arrives out of sorts and has yet to race on Fibresand. ALPHA TAURI hasn't been in the best of form either but all four of his earlier wins came over C&D and a repeat of July's second to Mingun Bell at this track would be good enough to land this. Imprimis Tagula and Masai Moon are both winners on the Fibresand and make more appeal than Brocklebank while Flying Pickets won a claimer over track and trip earlier in the year but faces higher rated rivals today. Lady Layla beat Llewellyn at Leicester last time and may figure if taking to the track.
Corporal Maddox 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, hung right and well beaten 2f out, last of 13, 24l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Steel Stockholder (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 19l behind Invigilator (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
April Fool 11-2 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Prime Exhibit (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
Llewellyn 2-1fav (8-13) Rearing in stalls, chased leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, took 2nd final stride, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Lady Layla (7-12) at Leicester 7f clm stks (6) sft in Oct.
Brocklebank (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, hard driven and headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 5l behind Elijah Pepper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Masai Moon 33-1 (9-2) Always behind, 11th of 13, 6l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, disputed 2nd over 3f out until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Legal Legacy (9-5) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Slowly away behind, last of 11, 40l behind Henry Allingham (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Eastern Hills 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 17, 16l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Daisy Mountain (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, close up from 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Wild China (9-11) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
Lady Layla 6-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, switched left off far rail inside final furlong, soon ridden, stayed on to lead final 135 yards, won at Leicester 7f clm stks (6) sft in Oct beating Llewellyn (8-13) by 2l, 12 ran.
Beach Candy (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 8, 11l behind Auntie Kathryn (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Lindoro 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 18, 13l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.