STOW's defeat of Ski Sunday over 2m4f at Ffos Las in December is easily the best recent form on offer but it would have to be a worry that he got outpaced over this shorter trip at Ludlow next time, albeit in better company. We'll still take Rebecca Curtis' charge to come out on top, however, as he gets 12lb from December's Hereford winner Not Til Monday and Westlin' Winds if taking into account Patrick Corbett's claim. Get It On appears in a seller for the first time and is another with form at a much higher level but, though he often travels well in his races, is a weak finisher and one to be wary of.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) Led until 3 out, soon ridden, led again 2 out, 3 lengths ahead approaching last, driven out, won at Hereford 2m 1f cnd/am sll hdl (5) hvy in Dec beating Oscar Hill (11-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) In touch, hard driven 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, well behind Grafite (10-2) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Dec.
Stow 14-1 (11-5) Led until ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 28l behind Brick Red (11-5) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Jan.
Get It On (IRE) 20-1 (11-11) Held up well in rear, headway 7th, ridden after 2 out, soon beaten, 5th of 9, 18l behind The Bear Trap (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
No To Trident 15-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, challenged and hit 2 out, ridden before last, kept on and held by winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mauritino (10-13) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr '11.
Silver Panther 200-1 (10-10) Jumped right, held up, mistake 3rd, headway before next, lost place 5th, weakened and mistake next, tailed off, pulled up after, in a race won by Khazium (10-7) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) sft, 7 ran.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaidng pair until 10th, weakened 12th, soon lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sunny Ledgend (10-7) at Lingfield 3m beg chase (4) hvy in Jan, 5 ran.
Bridal Medic 200-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 27l behind Thecornishcockney (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov (flat).