Prize Fighter is the only one of these to have won on the track and is on the same mark but ran poorly in testing ground at Newcastle last time. Solway Dornal was just touched off at Musselburgh in November but took a crashing fall there a week later and hasn't been seen since. A Southside Boy makes his handicap debut and may do better while Prickles looked right at home on very heavy ground at Uttoxeter and would be difficult to beat if there's further rain. Sue Smith has placed COVERHOLDER to great effect and though running with a 7lb penalty for completing his hat-trick at Kelso he's been raised by more than that for future races and his young rider's claim can help him to victory number four.
Coverholder (IRE) 8-11fav (9-7) Made all, clear before last, kept on well, won at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy beating Scimon Templar (10-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Prickles 9-2 (10-10) Made all, mistake 2 out, soon ridden, all out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Go Annie (10-13) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Solway Dandy 200-1 (10-9) Held up behind, pushed along before 4 out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 35l behind God's Own (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Gumnd (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, ridden to take 3rd between last 2, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Goodlukin Lucy 12-1 (11-4) In rear, headway before 4 out, challenged 3 out, went 3rd last, weakened run-in, 4th of 8, 16l behind Northern Acres (10-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Prize Fighter (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Behind, pushed along 4 out, weakened before 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Northern Acres (10-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy, 8 ran.
Our Golden Boy (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) In rear, mistake 6th, behind 10th, went badly left next, tailed off, 5th of 6, dis behind Same Difference (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Jan.
Mootabar (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Always in rear, tailed off 3 out, 6th of 8, 27l behind Chicklemix (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.
Benozzo Gozzoli 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 5th, 3rd at 7th, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner on long run to last, 2nd of 10, 21l behind Boomtown (10-6) at Folkestone 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Solway Dornal 14-1 (10-1) Mid-division, fell 1st, in a race won by Delightfully (11-5) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 18 ran.
A Southside Boy (GER) 100-1 (11-5) Mid-division, took keen hold, weakened after 6th, 6th of 10, 40l behind Imjoeking (11-5) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Doyenthedecenthing 150-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, some headway 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 33l behind Doyly Carte (11-3) at Catterick 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Treason Trial 11-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, struggling 7th, tailed off 3 out, 5th of 8, well behind Miss Tarantella (10-11) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in May '11.
Grethel (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) Held up behind, effort and weakened before 3 out, 6th of 11, 27l behind Utopie Des Bordes (11-3) at Doncaster 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Transact (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Towards rear, ridden before 4 out, plugged on from 3 out, 4th of 7, 20l behind Vardas Supreme (11-5) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy.
Quite Sparky 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 21l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.