BATHWICK MAN's defeat of Paddy The Hare at Towcester was boosted when the runner-up scored earlier this week. David Pipe's charge gets the vote here though top weight Keep Kicking could be well treated on his handicap debut and will have the champ to do the steering. Liscahill Karella could only finish fourth at Market Rasen after winning easily at Bangor but is lightly raced for his age and a better showing is anticipated here. Accordingtoeileen is starting to come down the weights again and is probably the pick of the remainder.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked winner, lost place and ridden before 3 out, soon no chance with front pair, lost moderate 3rd approaching last, 5th of 10, 24l behind De Faoithesdream (11-5) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Honour The World (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Held up in touch, chased leaders 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 8, 18l behind Planetarium (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd in Nov '09.
Bathwick Man 7-1 (11-2) Held up mid-divison, headway before 4 out, every chance 2 out, ridden to lead before last, kept on and driven out, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May beating Paddy The Hare (11-2) by 1l, 12 ran.
Consulate (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, dropped to rear 3rd, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Simonside (10-8) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov, 9 ran.
Scourie Bay 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place approaching 6th, hit 7th, behind when mistake 3 out, 7th of 10, 43l behind Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Dark Energy 40-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, behind after 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Hills Of Aran (11-5) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May, 13 ran.
Accordingtoeileen (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Keen led soon after 1st, headed 6th, ridden and every chance 3 out, chased when hit last, no extra, 4th of 6, 5l behind Royal Curtsy (9-13) at Fakenham 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in May.
Liscahill Karella (IRE) 3-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, ridden and went 3rd after 3 out, never dangerous, weakening when hit 2 out, soon lost 3rd place, 4th of 6, 23l behind Around A Pound (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Munlochy Bay 18-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, ridden before 7th, stayed on from 2 out, mistake last, never troubled leaders, 4th of 17, 10l behind Themanfromfraam (10-10) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Walls Way 8-1 (10-13) Tended to jump left, last pair, went left 10th, tailed off when went badly left 3 out, pulled up, in a race won by Loch Ba (11-2) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 8 ran.
Spirit Calling (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up, fell 2nd, in a race won by Black Mac (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 13 ran.