Ritsi and Light The World have both won on heavy ground, but that was a while ago and neither has shown much recently. Jeanry and Minkie Moon have an absence to overcome but Prickles would have claims as she was second over C&D on her reappearance and is now fitted with a hood. Kingaroo won a three-runner raced on heavy ground on the Flat at Doncaster in July and also scored on the Fibresand so is another to consider but we'll take a chance on the filly GO ANNIE, who won her bumper on soft ground and would take all the beating here if able to reproduce the form of her second to Cape Express at Worcester in the summer.
Ritsi 25-1 (11-5) Mid-division, mistake 1st, weakened before 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rear Admiral (11-1) at Catterick 2m 3f con hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs, 16 ran.
Light The World (FR) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway 4th, ridden 7th, weakened before next, 9th of 13, 44l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Jeanry (FR) 15-2 (10-13) Behind, headway after 2 out, kept on from last, nearest at finish, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Acapulco Bay (10-5) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Prickles 5-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off, 11th of 12, 50l behind Key To Milan (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Tackswop (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Refused to race, in a race won by Murfreesboro (9-12) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 16 ran.
Go Annie 33-1 (11-0) Chased leader until 3rd, chased leaders, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 14, 36l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov.
Kingaroo (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 8th of 13, 31l behind Killimore Cottage (10-11) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov.
Minkie Moon (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, mistakes, well beaten after 6th, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Don't Panic (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Ohms Law 66-1 (10-8) Held up mid-division, weakened after last, 7th of 12, well behind Dancing Daffodil (10-3) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.