Marie Deja La's form tapered off toward the end of last season and she can return to action off a 5lb lower mark as a consequence. Bumper winner Thunderstorm has shown noting so far in four starts over timber while last month's C&D winner Just Beware has been well beaten in a couple of subsequent outings. He finished a long way behind runner-up LITTLE ROXY over track and trip last time and the latter gets the tentative vote in a poor handicap as both of last year's victories came over C&D.
Marie Deja La (FR) 16-1 (9-13) Raced wide, held up in rear, mistake 10th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Bunglasha Lady (11-4) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 3 out, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Seedsman (11-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov.
Thunderstorm (IRE) 13-8fav (11-8) Chased clear and easy winner, mistake 4th, lost place next, soon beaten, plugged on to go moderate 4th after last, 4th of 10, 30l behind Laterly (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb '11.
Just Beware 12-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, some headway under pressure before 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 31l behind Bathwick Junior (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
My Sister 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, every chance 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 9, 26l behind Lean Burn (10-4) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Little Roxy (IRE) 7-2 (10-3) Chased leaders, led briefly after 3 out, chased winner after, well held approaching last, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bathwick Junior (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
The Saucy Snipe 33-1 (9-11) With leaders, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed on long run to last, soon weakened and eased, well beaten in 5th when pulled up before last, in a race won by Fitandproperjob (10-10) at Folkestone 2m 1f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 9 ran.
Airedale Lad (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along before 3 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 10, 32l behind Bathwick Junior (10-6) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.