Vinstar has a penalty for his victory in the French provinces in September but he's now with Donald McCain, who will probably have improved him in the interim. He's the obvious starting point in this as he's the only one with previous experience but we're fearful of Alan Swinbank's terrific strike rate here with bumper horses and will side with his BIGGINS BOY. Related to a winner on the Flat in Ireland, he may have too much speed for these. Dancing Lamb is a half-sister to Rupert Lamb, who runs in the opener, and any money for Sally Hall's filly would be significant.
Vinstar (FR) (9-8) won at Chateaubriant(FR) 1m 5f 3yo stk gs in Sep beating Vandouest (10-3) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran (flat).
Amisfield Lad Zafeen gelding out of Flying Wind.
Biggins Boy (IRE) Motivator gelding out of Optimal.
Farmer's Friend Passing Glance gelding out of Flawspar.
Kettlewell Auction House gelding out of Angel Chimes.
Reggie Rabbit Iceman gelding out of School Days.
Tough Trade Trade Fair gelding out of Cesana.
Vodka Moon Beat All gelding out of Auntie Kathleen.
Willie Whistle Supreme Sound gelding out of Zahara Joy.
Dancing Lamb Norse Dancer filly out of Charlotte Lamb.