It's difficult to get away from WHO OWNS ME in this. He has a 7lb penalty for last week's easy win at Folkestone but is likely to be raised much more by the handicapper and can strike again while the iron's hot. Nez Rouge can race off an 8lb lower mark back over hurdles and Jive Master is dropped a further 3lb after a modest seasonal reappearance at Fontwell. The Good Guy has been running well without looking like winning and Lieutenant Miller makes more appeal dropped in class for his return to hurdling.
Who Owns Me (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Raced wide and prominent, led 8th, hit 2 out, drew clear on long run to last, hit last, easily, won at Folkestone 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft beating Promised Wings (11-6) by 18l, 7 ran.
Lieutenant Miller 3-1 (10-11) Mostly tracked leader, mistakes 3rd and 4th, ridden 2 out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Katchmore (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Aug.
Oscar's Secret (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Always about same place in mid-division, pushed along and stayed on same pace from 3 out, 7th of 16, 18l behind Ivor's King (10-13) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Phare Isle (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Chased leaders on inside, weakening when pecked 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, 37l behind Benbane Head (11-11) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Nez Rouge (FR) 13-2 (11-0) Many mistakes, prominent, lost place 6th, struggling 15th, soon well behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Rainbow Hunter (11-12) at Ascot 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Nov, 9 ran.
Jive Master (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Tracked leader, led 4th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, 44l behind Murcar (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov.
Manshoor (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Go Amwell 10-1 (11-5) In rear, slow 8th, never on terms, 5th of 6, well behind Honest John (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Nov.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Towards rear, ridden and struggling after 3 out, 8th of 17, 47l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
The Good Guy (IRE) 40-1 (10-4) Chased leader until after 3rd, went 2nd again next, lost 2nd 3 out, chased leaders under pressure, plugged on to 3rd flat, 3rd of 17, 20l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.