The way this one mile claimer is framed means there's not much to choose between Ravi River and SCARTOZZ on the official rating but given the latter doesn't have to prove stamina for the trip he is our marginal pick with Daniel Thomas looking good for minor money. The selection hasn't had many opportunities recently and that's demonstrated by the fact his course and distance win in a claimer came two starts ago butback in April. The form from that victory has some strength to it and he can bounce back to form after a poor effort last time now back at this level. Ravi River hasn't shown much in handicap company on his last three starts but the last time he was in this class he wasn't far beaten and he should show up prominently again. Daniel Thomas has plenty to do according to the ratings but comes here on form after cantering to victory in a poor race while Dichoh would have a shout of the places if producing his best. A pretty decent race for the grade with Scartozz having the marginally best chance.
Ilie Nastase (FR) 3-1fav (8-11) 98th of 12, 9l behind Winterwind (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 1f stk std in Dec.
Dichoh 5-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden to go 3rd over 2f out, looked held when not much room inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Young Dottie (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Scartozz 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 11, 36l behind Gitano Hernando (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Sep.
Ravi River (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, lost place over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 7th of 8, 12l behind Snow Bay (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Support Fund (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Goodbye Cash (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Held up, led over 2f out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app sll stks (6) pol in Dec beating Ten Pole Tudor (9-3) by 12l, 8 ran.