WINTERED WELL easily won a novices' handicap over course and distance 10 days ago. This is no better and it will be a surprise if Jennie Candlish's charge isn't good enough to defy his penalty. Homer Run has been raised 5lb for winning at Southwell but should also get involved and Icanmotor has been dropped a couple of pounds since an improved third to Mini Muck at Warwick. Lisdonagh House and Highland River have both won here in the past but neither arrive in the best of form.
Madam Lilibet (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up in touch on outside, pushed along in 4th after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 9, 31l behind Omid (10-6) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Homer Run (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 8th, brought wide before 2 out, led approaching last, driven out, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Ruby Bay (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Boomtown 10-1 (10-4) Prominent, led 3rd, headed 4 out, soon weakened, last of 9, 49l behind Rule Of Thumb (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Sunshine Buddy 66-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway 5th, weakening when mistake 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.
Wintered Well (IRE) 5-6fav (11-0) In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 7th, led 2 out, clear before last, eased considerably close home, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Blazing Bouncer (11-12) by 4l, 13 ran.
Swing State 100-1 (11-0) Behind, struggling after 4 out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 50l behind Ballyalton (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Lisdonagh House (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) In rear, jumped right and behind 3rd, tailed off after 5th, 10th of 12, 49l behind Proud Times (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Dancing Lancer 150-1 (10-9) Prominent until before 4th, behind from 6th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Heath Hunter (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Nov.
Icanmotor 12-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, stayed on approaching 2 out, never on terms, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Mini Muck (11-11) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Highland River 14-1 (10-0) Not fluent, mid-division, mistake 9th, never on terms, plugged on flat, 5th of 13, 11l behind Absolute Shambles (10-3) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.