Greenhead High has something to prove off a 5lb higher mark having won a lower grade handicap over track and trip last time, while Soopacal has been running well in claimers but faces a tougher task today. Avonrose scored over 7f at this track earlier this month and drops back in trip along with IL BATTISTA. The latter has also been in winning form over longer distances at this course of late but has gone close on more than one occasion over 6f. He gets the nod with Raul Da Silva's claim allowing him to race off a 2lb lower mark than when scoring here last month.
Il Battista 9-1 (8-11) Ridden along towards rear, headway to track leader over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Forceful Appeal (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Rowan Spirit (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Mount Hollow (8-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Nov.
Avonrose 8-1 (9-7) Keen led, headed over 5f out, chased winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind City Legend (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 17, 10l behind Amenable (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Catalyze 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, under pressure well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 11l behind Podgies Boy (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Punching 22-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 6l behind Aldermoor (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bravo King (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Started slowly, outpaced and always behind, last of 6, 15l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-4) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs.
Soopacal (IRE) 11-10fav (8-9) Chased leads, led over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Upper Lambourn (8-9) at Southwell 5f app clm stks 0-70 (6) fbs.
Brynfa Boy 7-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 6l behind Caledonia Princess (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Greenhead High 5-1 (9-7) Made virtually all, ridden well over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Gracie's Gift (8-12) by 1l, 13 ran.
Spirit Of Grace 8-1 (9-7) Edged left and joined leader soon after start, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 10, 7l behind Needwood Ridge (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Andiamo Via 6-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon led, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Podgies Boy (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.