Paul Nicholls runs very few in selling and claiming company but his record when doing so is excellent. Clearly PLENTY POCKET has failed to live up to expectations since joining the champion trainer from the Lellouche yard and his last three runs were extremely poor. However, he will be good enough if able to deliver anything close to his best and gets the vote before presumably moving on to pastures new. Saute is another that's shown little the last twice but will be a leading contender if delivering a fair level of his ability. Rigid's last three runs have all been on the level when not disgraced in modest company. He's capable over timber too and will be the one to take advantage if the front two fail to fire.
Forty Thirty (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Always in last pair, ridden and struggling 4 out, 6th of 8, 27l behind Teenage Kicks (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in May '11.
Plenty Pocket (FR) 11-1 (11-12) Always behind, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Rajnagan (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Jun, 12 ran.
Navajo Nation (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Took keen hold, tracked leader, lost place 4 out, ridden and weakened next, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Samtheman (10-4) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) sft.
Rigid 16-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place approaching 3 out, no impression after, 6th of 15, 16l behind Don't Panic (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Weet In Nerja 100-1 (10-5) In rear, blundered 3rd, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, well behind Baccalaureate (11-12) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Basilica 100-1 (10-10) Always well in rear, never involved, tailed off, 7th of 11, 47l behind Battlecat (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Kissing Clara (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3 out, no extra 2 out, 6th of 12, 20l behind Canadian Diamond (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Abbi Jicaro 17-2 (10-7) Took keen hold, always in rear, tailed off when went left 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Billy Blade (9-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jun.
Plug In Baby 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, lost place next, tailed off, 7th of 8, 43l behind Saqil (10-9) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Nov.
Saute 8-1 (11-0) Disputed 2nd, not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th, lost place after next, weakened before 3 out (usual 4 out), tailed off when left remote 4th 2 out, 4th of 5, well behind Eastlake (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chase (5) sft in May.
Fairy Trader (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) In touch, hampered 1st, weakening and beaten when mistake 2 out, 6th of 11, 20l behind Beattie Green (10-10) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.