Only 10lbs between top to tail in this murky handicap and the pin falls on recent winner THURSDAY'S KNIGHT; Boysterous and Chapel Flowers join Glen Rouge on the shortlist. Jim Best tried the blinkers on the selection last time and it paid instant dividends as he trounced his rivals at Plumpton by 20 lengths. Eased down near the line, he should run well, assuming he turns up after an engagement on Thursday afternoon. Something Gold could play a hand but his jumping is too slap-dash, so a bigger danger could be Nicky Richards' pair. With the stable in form it would be unwise to rule out either Chapel Flowers or Glen Rouge, with the former looking the pick on form and jockey bookings. Kinfayre Boy got off the mark on his first start this season but that was only in a lowly seller, whilst Boysterous has a 7lb penalty for his selling win at Hexham. Poor stuff in truth, but Thursday's Knight can win.
Luce Bay 66-1 (11-0) Held up, mistake and unseated rider at the 5th in race won by Hall of Flame (10-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 18 ran.
Fair Spin 33-1 (11-6) In touch, challenged 4th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 16, well behind Lady Sambury (9-12) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) hvy in Apr.
Boysterous (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) In touch, outpaced after 6th, rallied 2 out, led last, stayed on strongly, won at Hexham 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy beating Tastes Like More (11-11) by 9l, 15 ran.
Burgess Hill (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, 16th of 20, 35l behind Coolnaharan (10-1) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 0-102 gf in Oct '07.
Chapel Flowers (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 4 out, driven and one pace from 2 out, 4th of 18, 9l behind Run Forest Run (10-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Oct.
Seeking Straight (IRE) 17-2 (11-2) In touch, pushed along 8th, weakened 2 out, 6th of 12, 43l behind Whatdoidowiththat (10-7) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Oct.
Zaffie Parson (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Mid-division, pushed along 7th, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 22l behind Luccombe Bay (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Star Fever (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Mid division, blundered 9th, soon weakened, 12th of 18, 48l behind Hall of Flame (10-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Glen Rouge (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, lost place when ridden 9th, soon behind, 7th of 10, 36l behind Cresswell Ruby (10-11) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Thursday's Knight (IRE) 10-3fav (11-5) Always going well, not fluent 5th, joined leaders after 8th, led 3 out, soon clear, easy, won at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs beating Laughing Game (11-3) by 20l, 10 ran.
Hello Baby 12-1 (10-6) Mid-division, dropped rear 8th, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Whatdoidowiththat (10-7) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Oct, 12 ran.
Something Gold (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Held up, mistake and unseated rider at the 4th in race won by Hall of Flame (10-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 18 ran.
Kinfayre Boy 7-1 (10-10) Led until headed approaching 4th, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 10, 28l behind Kings Maiden (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 6f cnd nov hcp hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Spivitus 100-1 (10-9) Towards rear, never dangerous, 5th of 12, well behind Kalahari King (11-2) at Kelso 2m 1f beg chs (4) gs in Oct.
Panthers Run 15-2 (10-1) Towards rear, pushed along 8th, outpaced 4 out, 4th of 7, 30l behind Sunny Brook (10-13) at Hexham 2m 4f cnd hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
King of The Mountn (IRE) 200-1 (10-6) Always towards rear, behind when unseated rider 3 out in race won by Ouzbeck (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Jane Doe 66-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, lost place 4, rallied approaching 3 out, one pace from next, 3rd of 17, 3l behind Box Wallah (11-2) at Kelso 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Oct.
Sam Cruise 22-1 (11-0) Led from 2nd, 4 lengths up when blundered, rider lost iron 2 out, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 15, hd behind Smart Man (10-8) at Newcastle 3m hcp chs (5) gd in Oct.