Fancy Footings made a winning start for Tom Dascombe over 1m here recently but that is his trip and he’s been raised 8lb. ANGEL PALANAS did well over course and distance last winter and has been dropped a further 2lb since a reappearance over 6f last month. He still looks a few pounds too high but shouldn’t be far away. Suitcase 'n' Taxi has been mopping up lesser contests but could find the company too hot in this. Fantasy Keeper is better at sprint distances but Kindly is not without a chance and Custard The Dragon can’t get much lower in the weights.
Wahoo 25-1 (8-9) Raced keenly, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, edged right 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Crownthorpe (8-12) at York 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Fantasy Keeper 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon switched left, headway 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 3l behind Tawny Port (9-5) at Southwell 5f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Young John (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Raced on near side rail, chased leaders, driven along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 25 1/4l behind Teruntum Star (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp (3) hvy in Oct.
Fancy Footings (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, challenged going well over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Southwell 1m hcp (5) pol in Nov beating Fieldsman (9-1) by 3 1/4l, 11 ran.
Angel Palanas 14-1 (9-9) Raced wide prominent until ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9 1/4l behind Young John (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Mister Music 14-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway on inside over 2f out, kept on same pace, never reached leaders, 6th of 9, 6 3/4l behind Al Erayg (9-3) at Southwell 1m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Custard The Dragon 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, eased when no chance, 12th of 14, 18 1/2l behind King Of Tonga (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.
Kindly 4-1fav (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, weakened closing stages, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Zamjar (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Suitcase 'n' Taxi 13-8fav (9-12) In touch, led after 2f, made rest, driven 2f out, ridden out final furlong, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Geography Teacher (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.