TENNESSEE BIRD has tumbled down the weights in a short space of time but showed the benefit when just failing to catch Overdante at Doncaster a fortnight ago. Mike Sowerby's charge won't start 20/1 again for this but is worth sticking with. Galley Slave has been in the mix of late without threatening the winner but should figure dropping in class while Tisfreetdream and Meet Me At Dawn are others with each-way claims. Saddlers Mot is not badly weighted if back to her best and makes most appeal of the remainder.
River Purple 8-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden along and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Jamesson (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 7th until weakened before 2 out, no chance when blundered last, 3rd of 5, 39l behind Duneen Point (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Saddlers Mot 12-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, 9th of 15, well behind Waywood Princess (9-13) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Bob's Ticket (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Close up, led before 2nd, jumped right afterwards, headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 18, 50l behind Giveitachance (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 16, 25l behind Winds And Waves (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan.
Along Came Rosie 5-1 (10-7) In rear and raced wide, pushed along before 3 out, weakened next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Sparkling Hand (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Meet Me At Dawn 11-4 (10-5) Held up in touch in 5th, blundered and dropped to last at 7th, weakening when blundered 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Dynamic Idol (11-9) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Fran's Folly 11-1 (10-13) Prominent, weakened before 2 out, 16th of 23, 47l behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Galley Slave (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden to chase leaders before 3 out soon every chance, weakened before last, 5th of 18, 8l behind Giveitachance (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Brukirk Lass 40-1 (10-9) Mid-division, chased leaders 3rd, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 13, 48l behind Niki Royal (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Tennessee Bird 20-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before last, every chance and carried left run-in, just held close home, 2nd of 23, shd behind Overdante (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Timeforagin 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place 5 out, headway before 4 out, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 19l behind Uimhir A Seacht (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Go Teescomponents 66-1 (10-9) Always behind, 13th of 14, well behind Get Back In Line (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.