Mini Muck won at Leicester on Thursday over a similar trip. Ryan Hatch's claim takes care of her penalty and she won't be far away if fully recovered. Monderon beat a good yardstick at Towcester two weeks ago and is another with solid claims while Rigolo Ville belatedly got off the mark at Exeter last month, though is 6lb higher here and far from certain to confirm that form with third Matako. PORTOFINO WASP is only a four-year-old and lightly raced. He looked ready for a step up in trip when third to Rosie Probert at Worcester in July and an absence since is unlikely to be a problem given connections.
Mini Muck 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, raced wide, challenged 5th, led before 2 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Leicester 2m 4f (4) gs beating Lights Of Broadway (11-2) by 3l, 12 ran.
Monderon (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway 3 out, led next, kept on flat, won at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov beating Kings Apollo (11-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Yazdi (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leader, weakened 4 out, 5th of 6, well behind Piper Hill (11-12) at Bangor 3m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Portofino Wasp (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden 3 out, one pace next, no extra last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Rosie Probert (10-10) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Rigolo Ville (FR) 14-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, headway before 3 out, led before next, stayed on strongly, ridden out, won at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov beating Night Of Passion (10-6) by 2l, 15 ran.
Bishop's Lane (IRE) 5-4 (12-0) Led to 7; rn out 9, in a race won by Trueflyingcolours (12-0) at Minehead Harriers and West Somer 3m ptp gd in May, 4 ran.
Oscar Jane (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Mid-diviison, headway when hampered 2 out, stayed on well, never on terms, 4th of 14, 12l behind Lamblord (11-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Definite Lady (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) In touch until mistake and lost place 2nd, hit next, ridden in last 5th, soon lost touch, tailed off, mistake last, 7th of 12, well behind The Game Is A Foot (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Matako (FR) 20-1 (11-10) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway 4 out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Rigolo Ville (11-6) at Exeter 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Admiral Boom (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) In rear, headway after 7th, weakened 2 out, 4th of 11, 26l behind Tigresse Bleue (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Nov.
Craiglands (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 12th, no extra 4 out, 5th of 11, 39l behind La Pantera Rosa (10-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in May '12.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, closed 7th, led approaching last, soon headed, stayed on same pace flat, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Homer Run (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Khazium (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along when hampered 4 out, sooon lost place, behind when hampered 2 out, 10th of 14, 42l behind Lamblord (11-8) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov.
Ibiza Sunset (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in last pair, some headway when hit 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind The Game Is A Foot (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Icanmotor 13-2 (10-6) With leaders, effort 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 6th of 15, 12l behind Amistress (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m (5) gf in Jun.