Flicka Williams defied a 10lb rise to score at Uttoxeter last month and has been raised the same amount again. LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN has a 15lb hike in the weights to contend with having finally opened his account over timber at Huntingdon. However, the Coolmore-owned hurdler won with any amount in hand and is fancied to follow-up. Forty Crown scored at this track back in February and should be winning again this season while Madam Lillibet arrives in fine form from the Flat and beat Wayward Glance at Pontefract last month. She scored over hurdles at Newcastle early in the year while Outlaw Tom has won off a higher mark over fences and could also figure.
Flicka Williams (IRE) 10-3fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division 7th, tracked leaders 3 out, led approaching next, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct beating Bertie Boru (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Lookout Mountain (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, every chance after next, led approaching last, stayed on strongly, won at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs beating Flemi Two Toes (11-6) by 7l, 13 ran.
Wolf Shield (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, weakened 8th, tailed off and eased, 5th of 10, well behind Capellanus (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Wayward Glance 5-1 (11-4) Led, not fluent and headed 3rd, led again after 7th, headed before 4 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Dark Spirit (10-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Joseph Mercer (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Mid-division, towards rear when not fluent 7th, struggling after 9th, 9th of 13, 35l behind Green Wizard (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Forty Crown (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Mid-division in touch, headway before 3 out, ridden to chase leading pair before next, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th flat, 4th of 13, 10l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Outlaw Tom (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, hampered 1st, pushed along and weakened from 17th, remote 3rd when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Cerium (10-1) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr '12, 11 ran.
Kent Street (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Always behind, 5th of 10, 41l behind Big Casino (11-1) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Oct.
Madam Lilibet (IRE) 17-2 (10-9) Mid-division on outer, pushed along before 4th, soon tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Daasij (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 14 ran.
Danceintothelight 18-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway after 5th to chase leaders, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 7, 20l behind Lie Forrit (11-10) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
American Life (FR) 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th and next, never involved, 9th of 17, 22l behind Invicta Lake (11-7) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.