Fishforcompliments has been thereabouts without looking like winning over shorter trips here of late while Mcbirney has slipped down to a winning mark if he can rediscover his best. Son Vida is another on the slide though he's showing no improvement for it and Kyle Of Bute beat CELTIC STEP a head over C&D back in June. The latter suffered another narrow-margin defeat when runner-up at this track last time but the third-placed horse has since landed a double and Peter Niven's consistent sort gets the nod on that basis.
With Hindsight (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 1f out, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Pick A Little (9-9) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Fishforcompliments 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outside, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on on outside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Admiralty (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mcbirney (USA) 6-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 17, 10l behind Consider Yourself (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) sft.
Son Vida (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Led, rider dropped whip just over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 12l behind Justbookie Dot Com (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Kyle Of Bute 20-1 (9-7) Hedld up and behind, headway over 1f out, ran on under presssure inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Lean On Pete (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Tapis Libre 12-1 (11-2) Raced wide in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Follow The Flag (11-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Celtic Step 15-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon led, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 13, hd behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Superciliary 10-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair until halfway, chased leading trio, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 23l behind Sunpass (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Transfer 16-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Schmooze (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Greeley House 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 5f out, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Warden Bond (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Go On Gilbert 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, hung left and kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Double Cee (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Carrie's Magic 3-1fav (9-2) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 9l behind Mango Music (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Chik's Dream 40-1 (9-2) Pulled hard in mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Azrag (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.