A weak affair in which BIDABLE makes the most appeal versus Castle Myth and Dr Jameson. Bryn Palling's charge is something of a regular in low grade events and the handicapper has not sought to punish her for another placed effort over course and distance last month. Castle Myth seems much more consistent since the combination of cheekpieces and blinkers have been tried. He is still yet to win in 13 starts. Dr Jameson has dropped substantially down the weights and returns to the flat having cut no ice over hurdles. Marmooq has run well at this venue in the past off higher marks so it would be folly to discount him in such a weak affair. Mighty Mover will do well to defy a 5lb rise for beating our selection while Alan Bailey's team landed a gamble last week so Gifted Heir is one to note despite some modest recent form. Bidable looks the best option in a race where few make much appeal at all.
Hannicean 18-1 (9-1) Dwelt, slowly into stride, in rear, never near leaders, 10th of 15, 24l behind Grandad Bill (8-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Dr Jameson (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) In rear, kept on never nearer, 6th of 12, 7l behind Intersky Charm (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Marmooq 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Ensnare (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Lucky Score (IRE) 6-5fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Dark Camellia (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Palmetto Point 13-2 (9-0) In touch on outside, driven along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 5l behind Sendreni (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcap (5) gd in Oct '08.
Stand In Flames 25-1 (8-12) Always behind, last of 12, 19l behind My Sweet Georgia (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Gifted Heir (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, edged right 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 13l behind Thunderstruck (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mighty Mover (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, challenged 3f out, soon led, 2 lengths clear when hung right over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct beating Bidable (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Kings Ace (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace no impression, 4th of 11, 3l behind King Of Defence (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Tax Dodger (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, moderate 7th halfway, weakened 3f out, 16th of 17, 39l behind Final Approach (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks gd in Jun.
Castle Myth (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Sircozy (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Bidable 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no impression, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Mighty Mover (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Kirstys Lad 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Mighty Mover (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.