Cadland Lad and Presto Boy have a combined total of 46 outings and both are still searching for their first win. Captain Scooby has won three times so far this year but has a much better strike rate on Turf while Diminutive scored over today’s trip at Ffos Las in September but has had 22 starts on the all-weather without success. TOPSOIL is much less exposed and Ron Harris’ charge gets a token vote dropping down into Class 7 company today off only a 2lb higher mark than his win over 5f at Bath in August.
Presto Boy 8-1 (8-12) In touch, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Burauq (8-9) at Bath 6f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
Captain Scooby 33-1 (9-5) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 4 1/4l behind Questo (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gs in Nov.
Diminutive (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Whipphound (8-11) at Catterick 5f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Give Us A Belle (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 8th of 9, 3 1/4l behind Westbourne Grove (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp (7) pol in Sep.
Redalani (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Pulled hard and raced awkwardly, held up in touch, hung right from 3f out, headway on inside over 1f out, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Kiringa (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Topsoil 16-1 (8-13) Behind, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Robbie Roo Roo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Chandresh 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Horsforth (8-13) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Hurricane Alert 6-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Westbourne Grove (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp (7) pol in Sep.
Bubbly Bailey 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 10, 8 3/4l behind Ask The Guru (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Cadland Lad (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Led early, chased leaders, lost place 4f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Firesnake (9-5) at Chelmsford City 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.