LAMBERT PEN has been placed in better company than this including a third at Chepstow three weeks ago and may be up to finally opening his account. Schottische scored over 7f at this track early in the year and showed a bit more at Leicester last time but Gadobout Dancer has failed to get involved since last season's win at Beverley. On The Cusp has slipped down the weights but his previous four victories on the all-weather all came at Southwell.
On The Cusp (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly away, towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 8l behind Dancing Cosmos (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Lambert Pen (USA) 4-1 (8-6) Outpaced behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Let Me In (8-8) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Schottische 25-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Marsh Dragon (8-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gd in Sep.
Gadobout Dancer 33-1 (10-7) Reared start, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 8l behind Eeny Mac (11-3) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Hittin'the Skids (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Dwelt, chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Supa Seeker (8-4) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Bond Artist (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 7l behind Angel Cake (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Dance To Destiny 66-1 (9-2) In touch and keen, went 5th over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Princess Spirit (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Hardy Plume 20-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, well behind April Ciel (8-3) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun '12.
Rocky Couloir 4-1fav (8-13) Led far side group, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon weakened, eased and tailed off over 1f out, last of 11, 29l behind Pearl Queen (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Nakuru Breeze (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) Led and keen, headed over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 25l behind Auto Mac (8-10) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in Sep.
Superior Duchess 50-1 (8-6) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 23l behind Polly Floyer (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov '10.
Cheers Big Ears (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Towards rear, reminders halfway, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Viennese Verse (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Olivers Mount 25-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Secret Success (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.