A humdrum handicap and WE'RE DELIGHTED is the percentage call against Moheebb and Superior Star. We're Delighted ran a creditable second to Jonny Lester's Hair and while winning has proved somewhat elusive in the past, there is a fair argument to suggest that the handicapper has done his bit in the equation by keeping him on 68 despite that improved form. Moheebb was the second part of a famous double for Ruth Carr last week. True, he beat trees on that occasion though he did it in a manner that suggested a follow-up under a penalty was not out of the question. Superior Star finished seventh on that occasion. He blew the start and is one that for all his ability, has one or two ideas that are not condusive to the idea of winning races. Lap Of Honour appears likely to kick on from the gate. Wovoka is much better than her recent race at Pontefract might suggest. Dechiper looks handicapped to the hilt at present but Effingham is very much one to note in the market should support materialise. Ed Vaughan's charge has had a fair time off but did show some aptitude for this surface when fourth in a maiden at Haydock Park last season. Shunkawakhan won an apprentices handicap on his latest outing. He has shown little ability with give underfoot so is readily opposed.
Moheebb (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, headway to lead entering final furlong, soon driven clear, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sept beating Thornaby Green (8-0) by 4l, 13 ran.
Lap of Honour (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, led 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 12, 3l behind Makshoof (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcap (4) hvy in Sept.
Wovoka (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 16, 35l behind Major Magpie (9-8) at Pontefract 1m hcap (4) gs in Sept.
We're Delighted 14-1 (8-11) Held up, headway on inner 2f out, switched left approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Jonny Lesters Hair (8-13) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sept.
Dechiper (IRE) 8-1 (7-13) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 13l behind King of The Moors (8-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (3) gs in Sept.
Effingham (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Soon behind, struggling when slightly hampered on bend 5f out, 13th of 14, 23l behind Summon Up Theblood (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Superior Star 9-1 (9-1) Outpaced early and towards rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 9l behind Moheebb (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sept.
Barkass (UAE) 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 9l behind Arganil (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Sept.
Shadowtime 40-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, soon beaten, 10th of 12, 13l behind Jonny Lesters Hair (8-13) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sept.
Skylarker (USA) 100-1 (9-2) Chased winner to over 3f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, well behind Oddsmaker (9-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun '07.
Brother Barry (USA) 33-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Leading Edge (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead just inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gd in Aug beating Silly Gilly (8-9) by a shd, 14 ran.