Jamie Brown has gone backwards since a decent debut at Ayr and Standintheband is preferred having posted a good effort to finish third at Huntingdon on his debut under Rules. However, one of the newcomers may prove good enough and the vote goes to GOODACRES GARDEN with Donald McCain's excellent strike rate in bumpers at this track boosting confidence. Cleve Cottage's dam hails from a prolific family and St Gregory is related to a couple of winners.
Bertielicious 100-1 (10-7) Led for about 5f, lost place 6f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Ronnie Rhino (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Cleve Cottage Presenting gelding out of Reverse Swing.
Goodacres Garden (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Living A Dream.
Jimmie Brown (USA) 66-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, tailed off over 4f out, last of 15, well behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Oscar Dallas (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Ring Mam.
Silver Dragon Silver Patriarch gelding out of Gotogeton.
Standintheband (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden 4f out, led 2f out, soon headed, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Empiracle (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Yo La Tengo (IRE) Classic Cliche gelding out of Strong Edition.
Silverton Silver Patriarch mare out of Gretton.
St Gregory (IRE) Presenting filly out of Ardrom.