Hogmaneigh is the highest rated of these but his current mark isn't based on anything he's achieved recently. This is a huge drop in class, however, though there must be a big doubt about him getting home over this trip and HANDSOME FALCON has far more going for him. Ollie Pears' seven-year-old has the plum draw and a good record on The Westwood so, with Lee Topliss taking off 5lb, should take all the beating. Kipchak does most of his racing on the all-weather nowadays but Opus Maximus has a chance at the weights, though has been done no favours by the draw.
Kipchak (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Led, driven over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Goal (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jun.
Blue Rum (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 6l behind Unwrapit (8-11) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
Bold Indian (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division on outer, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 24l behind Eijaaz (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf in Jun.
Eeny Mac (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, shaken up over 2f out, headway on outside 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 6th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Positivity (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Glenmuir (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden and headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 14, 12l behind Spring Secret (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Nov.
Govenor Eliott (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 11l behind Cross of Lorraine (8-7) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gd in Jul '10.
Handsome Falcon 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, edged right over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind Fremen (9-5) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (6) gs in May.
Hogmaneigh (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Raced far side, in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Addictive Dream (9-4) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Loyal Knight (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Mid-division, weakened from over 3f out, 9th of 13, 22l behind Bollin Freddie (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun '10.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 17l behind Quite Sparky (9-4) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Saxby (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, joined leader 4f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 19l behind Sinadinou (8-8) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.
Just Sam (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 9th of 12, 27l behind Caelis (9-1) at Doncaster 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.