This is little better than a seller, indeed top weight Bathcounty was well beaten at the lowest level at Market Rasen in June when behind Wom. Neil King's charge has been holding his own in handicaps lately and must go on the short-list for this. Swift Escape was placed in maiden hurdles at Worcester and Bangor before disappointing here last time while Knockgraffon Lad has made the frame in his last two starts, though has now had 16 attempts to open his account over timber. PRICKLES looked in need of the run when well behind Wom here last month and performed accordingly. She'll strip fitter now, however, and may be value to turn the tables on 7lb better terms as she likes this track and the softer ground is in her favour. Richard Woollacott's mare gets a tentative vote.
Bathcounty (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up on outside, headway approaching 4th, no impression 3 out, 5th of 11, 11l behind My Lord (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Sep.
Swift Escape 5-1 (11-0) Prominent, mistake 3 out, one pace and no impression before last, 5th of 11, 12l behind Toughness Danon (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Wom 8-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, chased leading pair when mistake last, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Hail Tiberius (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Kayfton Pete 20-1 (11-4) Prominent, took keen hold, mistake 2nd, not fluent 5th, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 12, 30l behind Taroum (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Aug.
Tyrur Ted 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened from 3 out, last of 8, 42l behind Party Rock (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Knockgraffon Lad (USA) 15-2 (11-10) In rear and keen, headway before 2 out, hampered 2 out, chased winner before last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Theatrelands (11-11) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Prickles 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, mistake 5th, struggling from next, 8th of 9, 49l behind Pollystone (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Born To Benefit (IRE) 11-1 (10-8) Always rear, never a factor, 13th of 15, 42l behind Celestial Prospect (11-1) at Wexford 2m 2f cond hcp hdl (80-109) gd in Oct '12.
Maxdelas (FR) 16-1 (11-1) In touch in mid-division, headway 6th, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 12, 27l behind Kusadasi (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.
Chankillo 16-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, led before 5th, headed after 3 out, soon outpaced, rallied to chase winner from 2 out, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind North London (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Sep.
My Nosy Rosy 22-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, jumped right 3rd, challenged 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, well behind Yippee Kiyay (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Seaside Shuffle (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway after 4th, no extra 2 out, 6th of 11, 19l behind Hail Tiberius (10-9) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Kingaroo (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside to chase leaders 7th, weakened soon after 3 out, 6th of 12, 28l behind Harangue (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Aug.
Blake Dean 9-1 (10-11) Towards rear, pushed along after 7th, soon struggling, pulled up, in a race won by Solis (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Jul '12, 13 ran.
Rearrange 66-1 (10-5) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, some headway 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 26l behind Kettlewell (11-5) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Ivebeenthinking 50-1 (10-6) Mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, weakened from next, 12th of 15, 24l behind Amistress (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.