Dropped in class for his Fibresand debut over today's trip last Thursday, Ghostwing bounced back to form when beaten only a length by Cadeaux Pearl with Dancing Freddy back in fifth. Slowly away on that occasion, he has leading claims with a decent start, but just behind in third place last time came the re-opposing RYLEE MOOCH. The latter is only 2lb higher than his win at Carlisle in July and looks ready to strike. No Mean Trick is not easily ignored and, though Shawkantango has been below par recently, he does have four C&D victories to his credit.
Ghostwing 7-1 (9-7) Outpaced, soon detatched, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Clear Ice (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 4l behind Hatta Stream (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, struggling before halfway, soon one pace, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Love You Louis 14-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 9, 24l behind Macdillon (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Rylee Mooch 8-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon with leader, led over 1f out, soon hung right under pressure, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Grudge 9-2 (8-5) With leader, effort when hung left 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Le Toreador (9-9) at Southwell 5f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Shawkantango 80-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Peace Seeker (9-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
No Mean Trick (USA) 15-8fav (9-5) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, effort over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Steelcut (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Bookiesindex Boy 28-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 8l behind Peace Seeker (9-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.