Dormouse had no problem winning the same race at Warwick for the second year running last week. However, he's much better going left-handed and a 7lb penalty here makes life that much tougher. Taste The Wine has disappointed since finishing second at Hereford in August while Bollin Judith's lack of a recent run has to be a concern against race-fit rivals. Educated Son could go well after a recent outing on the Polytrack but JODAWES has also been in action on the level and will strip fitter here. It's interesting that Gary Moore is going down the handicap route as the five-year-old is still qualified for novice events. His second to Balder Success at Plumpton in January suggests he has a big chance at the weights today. The lightly-raced Sirius Chesnut was second at Stratford last month but this is more competitive.
Lava Lamp (GER) 50-1 (10-2) Always behind, tailed off 7th, last of 17, well behind Kitegen (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Oct.
Educated Son 14-1 (11-7) Held up in touch in rear, mistake 4th, weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 5, 24l behind The Weatherman (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jun.
Dormouse 9-2 (11-7) Towards rear, headway 5th, led after 2 out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft beating Castletown Bridge (11-7) by 4l, 14 ran.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Adelar (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Oct.
Jodawes (USA) 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along approaching 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, 21l behind Double Handful (11-1) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Bollin Judith 5-2 (11-12) Held up in touch, effort 2 out, chased winner when hit last, no extra, 5th of 6, 7l behind Royal Curtsy (9-13) at Fakenham 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in May.
Bob's Legend (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway going strongly 6th, hit 2 out, no extra last, 6th of 13, 20l behind Sporting Boy (11-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Businessmoney Judi 18-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 6th, ridden 3 out, no extra flat, 7th of 10, 14l behind Florafern (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Sirius Chesnut 13-8fav (11-0) Prominent, ridden to challenge after 3 out, every chance when slow next, modest 2nd, 2nd of 8, 27l behind Bathcounty (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Quadriller (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on well flat, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Key To Milan (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Notarfbad (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Held up in rear, took keen hold, mistake 3 out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 14l behind Drumlang (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Della Sun (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Pressed leader, led 2nd, soon headed, hit 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind The Tiddly Tadpole (11-12) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Taigan (FR) 33-1 (11-5) With leader, jumped left 2nd, headed approaching 4th, no extra when not fluent last, weakened flat, 7th of 12, 13l behind Heather Royal (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 33-1 (10-13) Always behind, 7th of 14, 36l behind Canadian Diamond (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
First Morning (IRE) 7-4fav (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, close 3rd when mistake last, every chance flat, no extra close home, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Kapdor (10-9) at Worcester 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Kilrye (IRE) 28-1 (11-1) Off the pace in mid-division, struggling 3 out, plugged on from 2 out, never on terms, tailed off, 5th of 11, 35l behind Old Tricks (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.