This low-grade handicap has attracted a big field but not many come into the race at the top of their game. LUCKY LUKEY beat subsequent winner Tiger Line at Hereford in August and it was probably a big weight that did for him at Sedgefield last month. Jennie Candlish's five-year-old has made significant progress this year and is capable of winning again of his current mark. The Fox's Decree looks the pick of Martin Keighley's pair but is still a maiden over hurdles and has twice been beaten in sellers here recently. Perth third Arisea has been found wanting over this trip in the past, but Marie De Laufon wasn't beaten far at Market Rasen last time and could make her presence felt.
Always Bold (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, weakened 4 out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 19l behind Sun Tzu (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m sell (5) gd in Apr.
Estate 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, lost place when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 28l behind American Art (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m 4f sell (5) gf in Aug.
Thoresby (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Held up, took keen hold, ridden and headway after 7th, went 2nd after 3 out until before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Malibu Sun (10-9) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
The Fox's Decree 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, hit 9th, mistake 11th, weakened 12th, lef 3rd and hampered 4 out, mistake last, tailed off, 3rd of 6, well behind Inishrush (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Arisea (IRE) 12-1 (10-1) Held up in last, headway approaching 2 out, soon went 3rd, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Quito Du Tresor (11-2) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Sep.
Venir Rouge 16-1 (11-3) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Pumboo (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Sep, 11 ran.
Marie De Laufon (FR) 7-1 (11-1) Led 2nd, headed after 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 4l behind Saute (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Aug.
Uncle Keef (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th, ridden and weakened 3 out, 8th of 11, 30l behind Whereveryougoigo (11-4) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Doyenne Dream 25-1 (10-4) Ridden and slowly away, in rear, closed 6th, outpaced next, rallied and 6 lengths 7th when hampered 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Grandads Horse (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Katapult (GER) 9-2 (11-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 6th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, well behind Mardood (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Tregaro (FR) 8-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 13, 22l behind Endeavor (9-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sep.
Twice Lucky 18-1 (10-0) Led, clear 3rd, reduced lead 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lady Bluesky (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.
Father Figure (USA) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent, mistake 7th, behind next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Absolute Shambles (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Prideus (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led and took keen hold, soon clear, blundered 4 out, headed after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Pete (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep.
Earl Of Thomond (IRE) 11-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 5th, rallied under pressure approaching 7th, weakened after next, 6th of 12, 41l behind Speedy Directa (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Apr.
Radmores Oscar 11-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 6th, ridden after next, weakened approaching 3 out, 4th of 12, 27l behind Speedy Directa (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Apr.
Lucky Lukey 11-8fav (10-12) In touch in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, went 2nd when not fluent 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Kayf Commander (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cond nov hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Sep.
Seven Stars 13-2 (10-8) Prominent, led 6th, headed after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 11, 22l behind Kayf Commander (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f cond nov hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Sep.