A very ordinary handicap which won't take much winning. Osmosia is back in form but climbing the weights again. Le Corvee and Jawhary are both previous C&D winners but have been woefully out of form lately and Hopeand has had plenty of chances. It would be no surprise to see Palio Square in the shake-up, however, as he's on a very fair mark nowadays while Blackstone Vegas has won twice on the level since finishing second at Market Rasen in May. ADAJAL hasn't won since arriving from Ireland more than two years ago but his latest sixth at Worcester suggest he's easing towards a decent mark and McCoy is back on board today. He gets a tentative vote.
Jawhary 16-1 (11-1) Prominent, led after 8th, 3 lengths ahead when mistake, stumbled and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Carleton Place (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep, 12 ran.
Sun Quest 9-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hit 3rd and ridden, headway and pushed along in 5th after 3 out, stayed on to 3rd before last, no real impression, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Sir Roger (11-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Osmosia (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway before 3 out, challenged and upsides 2 out, led last, driven clear flat, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Sep beating Chilworth Lass (10-6) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Rampant Ronnie (USA) 14-1 (11-2) Led until approaching 2 out, weakened before last, 9th of 11, 14l behind Changing The Guard (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Aug.
Mr Robinson (FR) 33-1 (10-12) Always behind, no chance when went badly left 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, 44l behind One Term (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Palio Square (USA) 16-1 (11-6) Towards rear, struggling from 4 out, hampered and kept on same pace from 3 out, 12th of 17, 41l behind Definite Knockoff (10-10) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Sep.
Hopeand 18-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, stayed on flat, never nearer, 4th of 12, 5l behind Carleton Place (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Blackstone Vegas 14-1 (10-4) Held up, headway after 3 out, left 2nd when not fluent 2 out, stayed on, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind City Press (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Venir Rouge 16-1 (11-10) In rear, not fluent 1st, headway on outside after 7th, weakened 3 out, 12th of 16, 35l behind Lucky Lukey (10-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Oct '11.
Arkaim 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 40l behind Gud Day (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Sep.
Trecase 33-1 (10-1) Always behind, 9th of 12, well behind Turbolinas (10-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Adajal (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway after 5th, not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 6th of 17, 5l behind Dream Risk (11-2) at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Tower 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, not fluent next, no impression from 3 out, not fluent last, 5th of 13, 11l behind Going Nowhere Fast (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Sep.
Le Corvee (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Reluctant to race, held up, never on terms, 12th of 17, 20l behind Dream Risk (11-2) at Worcester 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Feeling (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3 out, hung left and weakened approaching 2 out, last of 9, 17l behind Illysantachristina (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gf in Sep '11.
Icanmotor 200-1 (10-7) In touch in rear, ridden and outpaced 3 out, 4th of 5, 30l behind Clarion Call (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Aug.
Phoenix Eye 10-1 (10-4) In rear, headway before 3 out, in 3rd before last, stayed on to lead close home, won at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep beating Weybridge Light (11-11) by nk, 12 ran.