It's tempting to regard HANNAHS TURN as being in the handicapper's grip having failed to add to her previous five course wins when only third here last time. But that was over the minimum trip and she's worth another chance back over 6f, especially up against such moderate opposition. Dorback is a course winner but is best over 5f nowadays and Greenhead High remains 8lb higher than when scoring over track and trip early last year. The remainder are even harder to fancy with Climaxfortackle and Point North both well beaten here on their latest starts.
Hannahs Turn 5-4fav (9-7) Hampered start, chased leaders, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Powerful Wind (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Greenhead High 2-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 7l behind Fortinbrass (8-11) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Dorback 20-1 (9-7) Raced wide mid-division, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Discussiontofollow (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Point North (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In touch, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 10l behind Mappin Time (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along on inside halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-5) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, outpaced, some late headway, 7th of 11, 5l behind Thorpe Bay (8-11) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.