Darlyn was all out to score at Sedgefield but gives the impression she’ll be suited by this first try over 3m. Market Rasen runner-up Copper Gone West has been raised a pound but should be thereabouts again while Versifier was only beaten a head at the same track last time. Coded Message is fairly consistent and starting to come down the weights but ZIGGY ROSE has more scope than her rivals and the handicapper hasn’t gone overboard after a couple of second places over inadequate distances. Angels Antics is a sound stayer over fences but last ran over hurdles in April of last year and is only 1-15.
Copper Gone West (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on inside, driven 2f out, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd flat, no impression with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Rapper (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Coded Message 17-2 (11-12) Chased leaders on outside, not fluent 7th, disputing 2nd from 8th until not fluent 4 out, no impression 2 out, 3rd of 5, 9 3/4l behind Juge Et Parti (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Darlyn 2-1jfav (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden and challenged last, led run-in, just held on, won at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Nov beating Lostnfound (11-9) by shd, 6 ran.
Angels Antics 11-2 (12-5) Chased leaders, blundered badly and well recovered 4th, driven to challenge 3 out, soon under pressure, no extra approaching last, 2nd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Sheneededtherun (11-10) at Newcastle 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Ziggy Rose (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, 2nd from 3rd, led before 6th, headed 3 out, 4th and one pace 2 out, kept on to take 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Winter Getaway (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f (4) sft in Nov.
Miss Mash 14-1 (11-4) In rear, hit 2nd, mistake and behind from 9th, 4th of 5, dist behind Evidence De Thaix (11-11) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in Nov.
Versifier 13-2 (11-12) Held up in touch in last pair, outpaced in rear 3 out, rallied to press leader next, soon ridden, led flat, all out towards finish, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, hd behind Incertaine (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in Nov.