BRUNY ISLAND has slipped 12lb down the weights since August and came good over today’s trip at Chelmsford last time. He should make another bold bid in a poor handicap and is preferred to Dusty Bin, a winner over 5f in soft ground but raised a further 6lb for finishing third on his latest start. Arthurthedelegator was still beaten five lengths when placed at Southwell recently so Mukallaf may prove best of the rest on his handicap debut.
Hotfill 11-4 (9-0) Awkwardly away, pulled hard held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 8 1/2l behind Galahad (8-9) at Newcastle 1m (5) pol in Nov.
Mukallaf (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Went right and bumped start, towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 11 1/4l behind Leshlaa (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Good Time Ahead (IRE) 50-1 (9-1) Keen in touch in rear, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15 1/2l behind Mount Moriah (9-6) at Pontefract 1m (5) sft in Oct.
Dusty Bin 5-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase front pair towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Acertwo (9-7) at Chelmsford City 6f (6) pol in Oct.
Arthurthedelegator 10-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Dream Team (9-6) at Southwell 1m (6) pol in Dec.
Bruny Island (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Held up, towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Chelmsford City 7f (6) pol in Dec beating Viola Park (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 15 ran.
Belle's Angel (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Keen, prominent, ridden and every chance 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 3/4l behind Dream Team (9-0) at Newcastle 1m (6) pol in Nov.