Tickity Bleue dead-heated for first over 2m5f here when caught on the post by Molly's A Diva. She's open to further progress on her handicap bow while both Switched Off and Bohemian Rhapsody take a drop in class after making the frame on their latest starts and can figure if coping with the testing ground. KEEL HAUL handled soft going when placed at Market Rasen and at Aintree before that. Henry Oliver's charge scored over track and trip in November and he gets the tentative vote off a 7lb higher mark. Dormouse looks less likely to act on a heavy surface but Ten Bob has the past form to figure, though he was pulled up on his only start since 2011.
Somemothersdohavem 9-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division on outer, chased leaders before 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened last, 7th of 12, 34l behind Master Of The Game (11-3) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Jan.
Switched Off 8-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 8th, ridden after 2 out, stayed on same pace from last, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Lava Lamp (9-11) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in May.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 4-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, soon challenged, kept on same pace to take 3rd run-in, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Forced Family Fun (10-7) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Ten Bob (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Mid-division best, 9th 5 out, ridden in 7th 3 out, weakened next, pulled up before last, in a race won by Shamiran (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f hvy in Apr '12, 25 ran.
Dormouse 7-1 (11-10) In rear, ridden and hit 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 8, 23l behind Kilflora (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
The Pier (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, weakened 7th, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Foxcub (11-11) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.
Tickity Bleue 11-4 (10-12) Held up in last pair, mistake 3rd, headway approaching 5th, went 3rd before 7th, went 2nd and hit 3 out, led 2 out, wandered and joined last, ridden and stayed on flat, joined post, won at Warwick 2m 5f mares NH nov hdl (4) sft in Dec deadheating with Molly's A Diva (10-12), 6 ran.
Chalk It Down (IRE) 10-3 (11-9) Close up on outside, went 2nd after 3rd until 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 23l behind Yorkist (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Valrene 3-1 (11-10) In touch in rear, pushed along when not fluent 4th, outpaced and losing ground on rivals next, well beaten 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by All Annalena (11-12) at Towcester 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar, 5 ran.
Keel Haul (IRE) 3-1fav (10-6) Held up, headway 2 out, ridden and 3 lengths down at next, driven and ran on strongly towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Kilflora (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
King Zeal (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, outpaced after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 8, 21l behind Kodicil (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.