MY OH MOUNT BROWN hasn't gone up in the weights for winning a conditionals' race at Sedgefield at the start of the month. He had Nurse Ratched well behind and is fancied to follow up here. Gwili Spar is still a maiden but has been placed in his last two starts at Ffos Las and Bangor and makes more appeal than Uttoxeter scorer Marico, who needs more of a stamina test. Lost In Newyork is hard to predict while Val D'allier and Douchkirk may need this.
Val D'allier (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, effort 2 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, 20l behind Sound Investment (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Douchkirk (FR) 3-1fav (11-7) Prominent when mistake 1st, tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, every chance 3 out, no extra last, 10th of 12, 39l behind Princesse Fleur (10-1) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
My Oh Mount Brown (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Disputed lead and set steady pace, went on 3 out, driven and stayed on between last 2, in command flat, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd beating Perfect Timing (11-1) by 4l, 7 ran.
Thefriendlygremlin 17-2 (10-2) Towards rear, weakened before 4 out, 11th of 12, well behind Halucha (10-13) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Lost In Newyork (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Prominent, 5th 3 out, no extra when mistake next, 9th of 15, 28l behind Ravi River (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Behind, weakened before 4 out, soon tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Deux Etoiles (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Marico (FR) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division on outside, not fluent 1st, hit 6th, headway next, led before 3 out, driven flat, held on, won at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep beating Hopstrings (11-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Nurse Ratched (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Prominent on outside, driven and outpaced 2 out, no impression in 4th before last, 4th of 7, 14l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd.
Gwili Spar 2-1fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right before 2 out, 3rd and beaten before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Flicka Williams (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.