Any result may be possible in this low grade handicap in which none of the runners have recent winning form. Bohemian Rock, Phar Again and veteran Kinkeel were all pulled up last time but Shelomoh and Devils River have both won over C&D in the past and could figure. Meneur is flattered by his recent form figures, however, and Guns Of Love seems best on sharp tracks. ROMNEY MARSH usually races over further but Roger Curtis' mare likes it here and will be staying on when others have cried enough. Not badly treated nowadays, she could be best of a modest bunch.
Shelomoh (IRE) 6-1 (11-9) Held up, behind 4th, headway approaching 8th, stayed on same pace from 4 out, 4th of 7, 21l behind Qualitee (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Phar Again (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Made most, mistake 11th, headed next, led again before 13th, headed next, chased leader until 4 out, soon weakened, behind and pulled up before last, in a race won by Cardigan Island (11-3) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 6 ran.
Devils River (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Left in lead 1st, headed 7th, tracked leaders, mistake next, outpaced 4 out, weakened from next, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Valley View (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov.
Meneur (FR) 9-2 (10-13) Held up in touch, driven in 4th before 3 out, went 3rd 3 out until last, kept on again flat, 5th of 7, 27l behind Sablazo (10-3) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Guns of Love (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Took keen hold, headway on outside to take 3rd approaching 2nd, lost place 8th, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Derwen Pryde (10-7) at Ludlow 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Lescer's Lad 150-1 (10-2) Raced very wide, held up in rear, ridden and struggling 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Storm Survivor (11-7) at Folkestone 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Kinkeel (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Alpha Way (11-5) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft, 14 ran.
Romney Marsh 10-3 (10-6) Took keen hold, held up in close 4th, outpaced from 3 out, ridden and hit 2 out, stayed on to 3rd last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Reblis (11-7) at Folkestone 3m 1f hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Nov.
Bohemian Rock 5-1 (10-6) Tracked leader on inside, mistake 9th, lost place when hit next, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up after 5 out, in a race won by Spot The Ball (10-7) at Towcester 2m 6f cnd hcp chs (0-95) (5) gd in Nov, 7 ran.