Abolitionist wouldn't be travelling over from Ireland nor A P McCoy riding unless expected to get involved and he's well handicapped on some of last year's form. Boomtown shot up the weights after three victories last season but had dropped to a fair mark before an impressive victory at Huntingdon. He's up another 8lb but looks capable of getting into the frame. Winning point-to-pointer Catching On has been racing over trips too short and better can be expected while the assessor overreacted to Mootabar's two victories in the spring and has relented. DOYENTHEDECENTHING was the subject of a gamble here on Boxing Day and was still in touch when unseating her rider three out, her third similar mishap in her last seven starts. The handicapper has seen fit to drop her 4lb and compensation awaits.
Boomtown 9-4fav (10-11) Reluctant to line up, reminder and soon led, clear after 3 out, edged left flat, ridden out, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy beating Fidelor (11-7) by 7l, 5 ran.
Armedandbeautiful 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, behind after 6th, never any chance, 7th of 15, 41l behind Legacy Gold (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Tharaya 25-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, pushed along after 6th, weakened before 3 out, last of 6, well behind Chasse En Mer (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Rozener (IRE) 100-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, well behind Act Alone (11-1) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs.
Formulation (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 5th, behind 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, no chance with leaders, 5th of 9, 32l behind Light The City (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Abolitionist (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, no impression from 5 out, 12th of 16, well behind Mount Colah (11-7) at Thurles 2m beg chase sft.
Hassadin 12-1 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 9th, 6th of 10, 31l behind Jump Up (11-7) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Catching On (IRE) 8-1 (11-8) Led, headed approaching 3 out, no extra when mistake next, 4th of 9, 21l behind Come On Annie (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Hi Candy (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 20l behind Sparkling Hand (10-6) at Newcastle 2m (4) sft in Dec.
Mootabar (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, closed 5th, ridden after 2 out, 4th and no impression when jumped left last, 4th of 8, 26l behind Gonow (10-8) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Doyenthedecenthing 7-2fav (9-9) In rear, headway when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Catcher Star (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
The Boozy Bishop (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Beeves (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in May '12.