Cyrien Star's last two victories have come at a higher level and Henry Daly puts up a 7lb claimer here to negate his latest penalty. He's progressing but has been well beaten in two previous tries over track and trip. WOODFORD COUNTY has had valid excuses in both runs this term and, at the likely odds, might be worth an interest today with his yard in better form now. Motou came up against a well-handicapped rival at Ludlow last time and stays this longer trip but this will be the first time One For Harry has tried 3m, though he is starting to come down the weights. Halley was once held in some regard but appears to have lost the plot.
Cyrien Star Evensfav (10-9) Made all, clear after 2 out, kept on well, won at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs beating Heronry (11-8) by 16l, 7 ran.
One For Harry (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon chasing leaders, effort next, gradually weakened, 4th of 11, 11l behind Waltz Darling (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Nov.
Halley (FR) (10-10) in a race won by Pharly De Kerser (11-0) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 5f chs sft in Apr, 9 ran.
Woodford County 20-1 (11-12) In touch, headway to chase leaders in 4th after 6th, weakened well before 2 out, tailed off, 5th of 9, 40l behind Dreamsoftheatre (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Robin Will (FR) 11-4 (11-12) Held up in touch in last, not fluent 1st or 4th, fell 7th, in a race won by Bendant (11-8) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Nov, 4 ran.
The Red Laird 12-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, hit 7th, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next, 5th of 9, 39l behind Kris Cross (11-3) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Joseph Mercer (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Led to 5th, weakened after 4 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, 44l behind Rattlin (10-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 33-1 (11-7) Mid-division, under pressure 3 out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 25l behind Sir Frank (11-11) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Nov.
Motou (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear in touch, ridden and headway under pressure on outside after 4 out, chased leading pair next, stayed on to take 2nd last, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Portway Flyer (11-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
American Life (FR) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 8l behind Alderley Rover (10-13) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
I Know The Code (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) In rear, jumped slowly and ridden 6th, plugged on from 3 out, never in contention, 5th of 10, 20l behind My Oh Mount Brown (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Nov.