THE BIG HOUSE is only a pound higher than when successful over track and trip last September and the talented Thore Hammer Hansen takes off a further 5lb. He should be fighting fit after a couple of runs last month. Mudawwan is 0-12 on Turf but found only one too good when favourite at Leicester a week ago. Kodimoor placed over track and trip last summer off a higher mark so is worth a market check while Haydock winner House Deposit will make a bold bid to defy his penalty. Thirsk runner-up Christmas Night has the plum draw and likes it here so can’t be ignored.
Kaafy (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Raced freely, pressed leader, led and edged left over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 3l behind The Game Of Life (9-4) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
The Big House (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Led 1f, raced keenly tracking leader until pushed along 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 5l behind Dreamseller (9-3) at Thirsk 1m hcp (6) gs in Jun.
House Deposit 15-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, moved up travelling well to lead 2f out, stayed on well to maintain advantage final furlong, won at Haydock 7f hcp (6) gd in Jun beating Lacan (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Bumbledom 18-1 (9-6) Led, headed 6f out, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 13, 18 1/4l behind Ginger Max (9-2) at Redcar 7f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Christmas Night 16-1 (9-2) Led early, chased leaders, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Dawn Breaking (9-2) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Indian Pursuit (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Soon pushed along towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 12, 10 1/4l behind Burtonwood (9-3) at Beverley 5f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Watheer 2-1fav (8-13) Raced keenly, led until halfway, chased leader until over 1f out, ridden and weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chloellie (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Black Isle Boy (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, niggled along over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 7 1/4l behind House Deposit (9-6) at Haydock 7f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Break The Silence 7-2jfav (9-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Accomplice (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Kodimoor (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Restless in stalls, pushed up to lead early, ridden along and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 11 1/2l behind House Deposit (9-6) at Haydock 7f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Palazzo 40-1 (9-3) Led, headed 8f out, stayed handy, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 24l behind Betty Grable (9-6) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Eldelbar (SPA) 10-3fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 7 1/4l behind Rivas Rob Roy (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp (7) pol in Nov.
Mudawwan (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Not much room start, held up, switched left and headway over 3f out, driven 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 9 1/2l behind Chetan (9-7) at Leicester 1m hcp (6) gd in Jun.