Puppet Warrior ended the last campaign with a second at Plumpton but there were only four runners. Frisco Bay could be well treated and is worth a market check following wind surgery while Spice War, twice a winner on the all-weather, has shown ability over hurdles, though soft going may not be ideal. Meep Meep was well backed at Market Rasen in July but there was little noticeable progress. WAZOWSKI is in the veteran stage now but seeks a third course win having been upped in trip recently. A further 3lb rise won’t help him today but Theo Gillard does claim 7lb.
Quick Pick (IRE) 7-4fav (11-12) Raced keenly, held up in last trio, headway tracking leaders 7th, went 2nd 2 out, eased when no chance with winner towards finish, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Katy Royal (11-7) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp (4) gs in Jan.
Wazowski 12-1 (11-9) Held up in mid-division, headway 4 out, led before last, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Del Duque (11-12) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Brigade of Guards (IRE) 80-1 (11-4) Mistake and dropped towards rear 1st, reminders and lost touch after 7th, blundered 9th, pulled up before next, at Doncaster 3m hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Jennys Day (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, shaken up before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, dist behind First Account (11-10) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Spice War 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway on outside after 3 out, 4th 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 15, 18 1/2l behind Zoltan Varga (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Puppet Warrior 17-2 (10-4) Held up, went 3rd from 4th, mistake 4 out, chased winner next, no impression 2 out, dived at last, 2nd of 4, 11l behind Tambura (11-3) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp (3) hvy in Mar.
Frisco Bay (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside before 3 out, 6th and beaten 2 out, weakened, 7th of 10, 13l behind Le Cameleon (11-5) at Chepstow 2m mdn (5) hvy in Jan.
Dalaman (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Mid-division, niggled along before 4 out, ridden and outpaced before 3 out,, 6th of 11, 32l behind Uno Mas (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Alderson 300-1 (10-12) Behind, no chance with leaders form 7th, 5th of 9, 26 1/4l behind Fugitives Drift (11-4) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f (3) gd in Sep.
Avantgardist (GER) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, pushed along when mistake 6th, well beaten from next, 12th of 19, dist behind Lunar Baby (11-13) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Meep Meep (IRE) 13-8fav (11-9) Held up in last pair, pushed along in 5th before 2 out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 12 1/2l behind Millie Of Mayo (10-1) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jul.