Lansdowne Princess ran well on her return from a long break over hurdles at Towcester last week and should strip fitter here. Might As Well and Time Book have a chance at the weights but haven't been in particularly good form. Doheny Bar was second at Plumpton last month, however, though is giving 7lb to QUAYSIDE COURT. Claire Dyson's charge is not an easy ride but last year's winner continues his tumble down the weights and has the beating of Roybuoy on their run together 12 months ago. The bottom weight can stage a repeat.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, driven and struggling in 5th after next, soon weakened under pressure, 6th of 14, 31l behind Hopatina (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Lansdowne Princess 12-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, hit last, no extra towards finish, 5th of 16, 8l behind Carhue Princess (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gs.
Roybuoy 8-1 (10-7) Towards rear, lost place before 6th, tailed off, pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Chase Gate (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May, 9 ran.
Might As Well 15-2 (11-3) Led until after 4th, chased leader, blundered and lost place 11th, stayed in touch, struggling in 5th before 3 out, no chance when blundered 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 10, 40l behind Inandover (10-3) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Time Book (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, reminders after 4th, lost place 6th, struggling in rear 8th, tailed off, 5th of 8, 50l behind Next Sensation (11-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Doheny Bar (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Led until after 3rd, chased leader, hit 4th, lost 2nd 7th, went 2nd again approaching 3 out, led soon after 3 out, went right 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, no chance with winner, held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Upton Mead (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Milosam (IRE) 4-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, lost place when not fluent 14th, slightly hampered 15th, well behind when jumped slowly 17th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Standing Ovation (11-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 7 ran.
Pod 25-1 (9-12) Prominent on outside, led briefly approaching 2 out, soon ridden and one pace, no chance with winner between last 2, lost moderate 2nd flat, 3rd of 9, 34l behind What A Good Night (10-10) at Stratford 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Quayside Court (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Led from 4th, headed 11th, ridden before 3 out, led 3 out, headed before 2 out, lost 2nd last, one pace, 3rd of 11, 25l behind Von Galen (10-0) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.