GYPSY RIDER finally opened his account when successful at Chepstow last month. He's up 3lb for that but such is the dearth of credible opposition, Bryn Palling's charge may not have much trouble following up. Lady Platinum Club finished a bit closer at Newcastle last time and slips further down the weights while Artillery Man can race off an 8lb lower mark here than when finishing last at Newcastle in September. Nafa and Blueberry Fizz have the past form to figure but arrive out of sorts.
Blueberry Fizz (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Outpaced, always behind, 11th of 13, 16l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Lady Platinum Club 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Xpres Maite (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Nafa (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 9, 6l behind Ivestar (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Smiley Miley (IRE) 150-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 19l behind Clubland (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Turn The Tide 50-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Artillery Train (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 32l behind Boots And Spurs (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Sep.
Copper Falls 16-1 (8-6) Refused to race, eventually got going reluctantly, tailed off, in a race won by Athwaab (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep, 12 ran.
Gypsy Rider 18-1 (8-11) Prominent near side, led over 4f out, hung left and strongly challenged from over 2f out, driven out, won at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep beating Two Turtle Doves (9-6) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Lucifers Shadow (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, driven 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 9l behind Red Shadow (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
My Good Brother (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, weakened from 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Rigid Rock (9-9) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 sft in Aug.
Peter's Pleasure 50-1 (9-0) Raced wide, chased leaders, driven halfway, soon lost place, last of 12, 23l behind Maggie Pink (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Poseidon Grey (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Rosa Lottie 100-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, 12th of 13, 13l behind Nawarah (8-12) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.