IDOL DEPUTY makes most appeal as he avoids a penalty for winning an apprentices race at Lingfield last week under today's claimer. The dual C&D winner can go in again here. Striker Torres pops up at this level on occasion and multiple course winner John Potts drops further down the weights although neither have won this year and Caledonia Prince could prove a bigger threat. Casela Park's best form in Ireland would give him a chance and he posted a better effort for new connections at Southwell last time.
Caledonia Prince 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind George Baker (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Idol Deputy (FR) 10-1 (9-8) In touch on inside, headway over 1f out, driven and ran on well inside final furlong to lead narrowly towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol beating Graylyn Valentino (8-12) by shd, 14 ran.
Poetic Power (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Capitol Gain (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo sll (6) gd in Aug.
Casela Park (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon chasing leader, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 5l behind Royal Holiday (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
File And Paint (IRE) 40-1 (8-0) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 14th of 15, 9l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Striker Torres (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 5l behind Focail Eile (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
John Potts 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Grey Seal (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jun.
My Own Way Home 16-1 (8-9) Pressed leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f outr, last of 9, 9l behind Kung Hei Fat Choy (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Master Of Song 16-1 (9-2) Slowly away pushed along in rear, ridden halfway, kept on from over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 11l behind No Dominion (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.