Kadouchski is consistent but is getting little respite from the handicapper as a result. Domoly was pulled up at Hexham last time but didn't appear to get home on heavy ground over a longer trip and can do better here, while O Crotaigh bounced back from a poor run at Newcastle to finish second to the progressive Red Tanber at Musselburgh three weeks ago. KINGS QUEEN had no chance against the classy Alasi at Huntingdon but kept on well enough in the closing stages to suggest she'll find a similar race and this looks a good opportunity for Tom George's mare, who is less exposed than the majority of her rivals.
Unwanted Gift (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ww rr, fair 7th 4out, mod 6th & no impr 3out, ko onepcd, 6th of 10, 25l behind Cnoc Seoda (11-9) at Affane 3m ire ptp gs in Nov.
Noble Witness (IRE) 100-1 (11-8) With leaders, weakened from 9th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 12th, in a race won by Harry The Viking (11-1) at Doncaster 3m nov chs (4) gs, 6 ran.
Kings Queen (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Led, driven and headed before 2 out, soon no chance with winner, ridden between last 2, kept on same pace, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 14l behind Alasi (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares nov ch (4) gs.
Kadouchski (FR) 10-1 (10-4) Behind, headway 5 out, chased leaders 3 out, effort next, soon one pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind No Principles (11-8) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs.
O Crotaigh (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Led, pushed along before and mistake and headed 4 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Red Tanber (10-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Pure Genius (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Close up, weakened approaching 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Afistfullofpebbles (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan '10, 12 ran.
Ifonlyalfie 25-1 (10-12) Led to 2nd, with leader, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Hawk Mountain (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Domoly (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Held up behind, headway to track leading pair 13th, outpaced when hit 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, 4th and weakening when pulled up before last, in a race won by Celian (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy, 8 ran.