While You Wait only won a novices' seller at Exeter last month and has been raised 3lb for his troubles. Al Amaan carries a penalty after ending an 18-race barren spell over hurdles at Plumpton while Mighty Mambo's early-season promise has evaporated. Windpfeil won over track and trip last May but there has been little encouragement in more recent efforts. NICKY NUTJOB looks a decent option back in this grade as he was racing off a 10lb higher mark when second over a longer trip here in the autumn. Juicy Legend has been a bit more consistent lately and is probably the pick of the remainder.
While You Wait (IRE) 2-1fav (11-1) Mid-division, headway after 5th, led 2 out, clear last, comfortably, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gs in Mar beating Y A Bon (11-1) by 4l, 9 ran.
Regal Flow 11-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 2nd, led 4th until not fluent 7th, led before 4 out, headed 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 13, 36l behind Kings Apollo (10-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 50-1 (10-3) Behind, headway into mid-division on outside after 4th, in touch 7th, ridden to chase leaders before 4 out, weakened next, 10th of 12, 36l behind Pilgreen (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Drumgooland (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along after 5 out, tailed off before 4 out, 11th of 16, 46l behind Take The Crown (10-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Upham Running (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Sign Of A Victory (11-0) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Tigridia (IRE) 150-1 (10-8) In touch in 5th, pushed along and struggling 7th, weakened before 9th, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Ellnando Queen (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Windpfeil (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) In touch, lost place before 5th, weakened 3 out, pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Dungeness (10-13) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan, 12 ran.
Supersticion 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, plugged on from 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 14, 33l behind Mayfair Music (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Al Amaan 9-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, smooth headway before 7th, 3rd before 3 out, led well before 2 out, in command 2 out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar beating Galiotto (11-7) by 3l, 14 ran.
Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Led to 1st, jumped very slow and soon headed, soon regained lead until 2nd, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 30l behind Norfolk Sky (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Mighty Mambo 12-1 (10-13) Held up toward srear, headway approaching 3 out, disputing modest 3rd before 2 out, hung right between last 2, weakened last, 6th of 12, 27l behind Mudita Moment (11-4) at Warwick 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Sylvan Legend 3-1fav (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Sarenice (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl (3yo+) (5) hvy in Dec.
Juicy Legend 13-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 12l behind Hold The Bucks (10-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Ricketyrock 40-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, lost place and reminders after 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Silver Dragon (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Formedable (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) In rear, mistake 12th, weakened from 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Doctor Ric (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug, 10 ran.