RAVI RIVER ran as well as can have been expected in a seller last time but has more realistic claims back in the handicap ranks and looks capable of going close from an attractive mark although he's likely to be held up and may need a strong pace to aim at. Mr Lu should race prominently from his low draw and will consequently get first run on the selection and he has to be on the short-list having gone close over course and distance last time. Chookie Avon and Diamond Daisy may improve for the fitting of headgear whilst Saddlers Bend has run well on all three visits here and it would be no surprise to see her go well on her return to Dunstall Park whilst Downhill Skier also comes under consideration.
Bahamian Kid 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt, behind, edging left when not clear run over 2f out, hung left inside final furlong, ran on, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Mottley Crewe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Ravi River (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 9, 3l behind The Big Haerth (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
South African Gold (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 9, 11l behind Entitled (8-12) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Mr Lu 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind The Happy Hammer (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) In rear, behind 4f out, closed over 1f out, never on terms, soon no impression, 9th of 11, 6l behind Nollaig Shona (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Ninth House (USA) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 3l behind Southandwest (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
Chookie Avon 14-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Out Of Nothing (8-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Diamond Daisy (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) Keen in touch, pushed along 6f out, ridden 4f out, lost place 3f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Strike Force (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Saddlers Bend (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Always in rear, 8th of 11, 8l behind Rough Rock (8-12) at Folkestone 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Sairaam (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, improved to challenge over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Pipers Piping (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Dancing Welcome 13-2 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind It's A Mans World (8-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Mister Jingles 25-1 (8-13) Chased leading pair until over 2f out, 8th of 13, 14l behind Watch Chain (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.