MAVEN has won both starts over C&D and a hat-trick looks a distinct possibility as she's only lightly-raced and capable of further progress off a 6lb higher mark. Multiple course winner John Potts may need another run before he's scoring again as he was well beaten here on his return to action, while Ffos Las winner James Pollard failed to figure under today's amateur in a similar race in September, though he has won over hurdles since. Moody Tunes goes well for today's rider and is another to consider.
John Potts 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, no impression, 10th of 11, 14l behind Epernay (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
James Pollard (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased winner soon after until 2f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 12l behind Desert Vision (11-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Kiss A Prince 6-1 (9-4) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Tornado Force (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Maven 4-1 (9-9) Led, took keen hold, headed well over 1f out, soon ridden, rallied inside final furlong to regain lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Edgware Road (9-3) by hd, 12 ran.
Vitznau (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Il Battista (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Moody Tunes 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders until ridden 4f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 11th of 14, 45l behind Carinya (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 15-2 (8-2) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 4l behind Opus Maximus (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol.
Wordiness 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway to press leader 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, nk behind Glass Mountain (9-9) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Carcinetto (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Led, headed 8f out, prominent, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Archie Rice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol.
Flag Of Glory 12-1 (10-6) Raced very wide, led until over 7f out, prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 37l behind Squad (10-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Maz 17-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Ice Nelly (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Carlton Scroop (FR) 12-1 (10-6) Led 4f, in touch, switched to outside 4f out, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 10l behind Participation (10-9) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Entrance 9-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, carried head high and stayed on under pressure to go 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Rowan Ridge (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.