Just 4lb covers the 13 runners in this handicap so it might be prudent to look near the top of the weights with the top one, ABILITY N DELIVERY given the nod. Running well under this mark with limited returns recently the selection is still below his last winning mark and having handled the Dundalk Polytrack just fine he looks ready for a big run. First Swallow looks one for the shortlist after a good run behind a subsequent winner when last seen while Towy Boy could go well based on his third to Grand Stitch over course and distance two starts back. Wooden King needed every yard of six furlongs to score last time and may struggle over this sharp five so Ability N Delivery can go in.
Ability N Delivery 15-8fav (9-7) With leaders, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind The Jailer (8-10) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
First Swallow 6-1 (9-2) Bumped start, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Fashion Icon (8-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Tyrannosaurus Rex (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Raced wide, never better than mid-division, losing place when hung right on bend well over 2f out, soon behind, last of 13, 20l behind Mottley Crewe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Towy Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Mid-division, hung left 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 11l behind Tamarind Hill (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Triskaidekaphobia 20-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jun beating Romantic Queen (8-9) by hd, 7 ran.
Sharp Bullet (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, chased winner well over 1f out until inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 6l behind Grand Stitch (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Flaxen Lake 5-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Grand Stitch (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Wooden King (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Made all, driven over 1f out, ran on final furlong, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Oct beating Cwmni (9-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Best One 8-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, good headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Bold Ring (8-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Welcome Approach 10-1 (8-8) Held up in rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 6, 4l behind Arriva La Diva (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Greek Secret 16-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1l behind White Shift (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Radiator Rooney (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly away,always in rear, last of 7, 6l behind Choreography (10-0) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Maryolini 7-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 12l behind Grand Stitch (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.