SEAMSTER bounced back to form when landing a classified stakes over C&D last time with Twennyshortkid and Dashing Eddie behind. He can confirm that running back in handicap company as Richard Ford's charge has won here previously off a much higher mark. Fluctuation usually runs his race at this track without being good enough but Pilgrim Dancer had St Ignatius behind over today's trip at Wolverhampton last week and could figure. Monsieur Pontaven was engaged to run here yesterday.
Monsieur Pontaven 5-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always in rear, 10th of 13, 15l behind Mataajir (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Dec.
Seamster 4-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Southwell 7f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec beating Twennyshortkid (9-0) by 2l, 8 ran.
Dashing Eddie (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Fly leapt start and slowly away, in rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 6l behind Seamster (9-0) at Southwell 7f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec.
Raise The Rafters (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind St Oswald (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Fluctuation (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Raced wide in mid-division, headway on wide outside over 1f out, went 2nd final 100 yards, closed on winner, always held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Beachwood Bay (8-7) at Southwell 6f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec.
Twennyshortkid 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Seamster (9-0) at Southwell 7f stks 0-55 (6) fbs in Dec.
Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Mataajir (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
St Ignatius 13-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 8l behind Mataajir (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Kwik Time 9-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Imaginary Diva (9-3) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Bertbrand 80-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Chester Deelyte (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Fathey (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Raced stand side chased leader over 4f, 11th of 15, 9l behind Fair Bunny (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Nov.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 80-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, not much over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 10, 27l behind Dialogue (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.