Some promising sorts here but IRISH ROE does remain unexposed despite a career record of five wins from seven starts and looks an a very feasible mark. He'll have to be close to his best after a break since the summer though as Keep In Line ran a belter on his seasonal reappearance when just beaten in a most competitive handicap at this track and will be spot-on now. He's a massive threat despite the concession of considerable weight all round. The likes of Our Kylie, Blue Hussar, Modulus and Spectator were all promising and progressive last term and add considerable spice to a race well worth watching with the future in mind.
Keep In Line (GER) 9-2 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway before last, soon ridden kept to chase winner run-in, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Master Of Irony (11-3) at Wetherby 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Only Orsenfoolsies 17-2 (9-13) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 27l behind Tonto's Spirit (9-12) at Catterick 2m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Our Kylie (IRE) 9-1 (11-10) Prominent, went 2nd 4 out, driven 2 out, ridden and lost place before last, gradually weakened flat, 5th of 14, 13 1/2l behind Bobble Emerald (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Blue Hussar (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 5 1/4l behind October Storm (8-6) at York 2m hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Irish Roe (IRE) 8-13fav (11-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd place, mistake 2nd, challenged last, led run-in, kept on well, won at Cartmel 2m 1f (4) gd in Jul beating The Wicket Chicken (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Modulus 6-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, mistake 1st, outpaced before 2 out, headway before last and upsides leader when mistake, rallied run-in to lead last 50 yards, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp (4) hvy in Mar beating Barrys Jack (10-8) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
William Of Orange 11-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, stumbled 1st, some headway when stumbled 4 out, no impression after, well beaten before 2 out, 5th of 10, 18 1/2l behind Derintoher Yank (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Spectator 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, clear with leader 3 out, ridden to lead 2 out, driven flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Barrys Jack (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp (3) hvy in Oct.