Hey Bob pops up in this grade every now and then, as he did at Sedgefield two runs ago. He must have a decent chance while Pistol usually takes on stronger opposition. Calliope can’t get much lower in the weights and Canny Style’s last victory came off an 8lb higher mark. Placed twice for Warren Greatrex, THE BLACK SQUIRREL is having his first run for Harry Hogarth after a lengthy absence but he is well worth a market check with Billy Garritty good value for his 5lb claim.
The Black Squirrel (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 18 3/4l behind Mamoo (11-1) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Ilaya (FR) 50-1 (10-5) Off the pace in mid-division, weakened 4 out, 6th of 13, dist behind Ribble Valley (11-4) at Wetherby 2m (4) sft in Nov.
Old Jewry (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, pushed along after 6th, slow next, behind 3 out, went remote 4th before last, 4th of 6, dist behind Barrowlands (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Canny Style 25-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division after 3rd, chased leaders before 2 out, never on terms, weakened flat, 5th of 11, 12 1/4l behind Head Lad (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Nov.
Pistol (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up, soon pushed along, beaten 5 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, dist behind No Trumps (11-12) at Hexham 2m 7f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
King's Coinage (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up, always behind, 6th of 12, 33 1/2l behind Pretty Little Liar (10-10) at Stratford 2m hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Hey Bob (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, weakened after next, 6th of 10, 29 1/4l behind Wor Verge (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Spirit Of Dreams (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) In touch, mistake mistake 4 out, soon lost touch, 10th of 12, dist behind Timetochill (11-7) at Musselburgh 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Calliope 16-1 (11-4) Close up, lost place 5th, tailed off, 5th of 14, 34l behind Casimir Du Clos (11-1) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Flaming Glory (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) In touch, ridden omitted 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up last, at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (5) hvy in Nov.
Donald Dux (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to join leaders 4th, driven and lost place after 3 out, weakened from next, 8th of 16, 34l behind Pull Green (10-12) at Catterick 2m (4) gs in Nov.
Outback Blue 15-2 (10-1) Always in rear, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind Chanceanotherfive (11-6) at Musselburgh 3m hcp (5) gs in Nov.
Oceanus (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Chased leading pair, mistake 2nd, went 2nd after 4th until before 3 out, ridden and weakened quickly after 3 out, well behind, hit next, 6th of 8, dist behind Christmas In Usa (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp (5) sft in Nov.