Gizzit beat Goochpoochyprader at Warwick last week when Drawn Free unseated his rider and, as that was a conditionals' race, can re-oppose on identical terms. Karen George's gelding can confirm the form and should go close here in a race that lacks strength in depth. However, we're prepared to stick with Richard Woollacott's mare PRICKLES who won at Uttoxeter at the end of December and didn't run badly in a more competitive affair at Wetherby next time off her new mark. Military Precision and Gypsy Moth may be capable of better but the remainder need to step up on what they've shown so far to figure.
Kruseman 20-1 (11-12) Held up rear of mid-division, ridden and lost place soon after 4 out, tailed off when blundered badly next, 13th of 18, well behind Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Military Precision (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 4th, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 12, 42l behind Chatterbox (11-8) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft.
Prickles 7-1 (11-12) Led until not fluent 3rd, prominent, ridden when jumped right 3 out, no extra last, 6th of 16, 18l behind Coverholder (11-10) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Gizzit (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft beating Goochypoochyprader (10-1) by 2l, 19 ran.
Gypsy Moth (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, some headway after 5th, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Alder Mairi (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) hvy.
Drawn Free (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) In touch, blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Gizzit (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft, 19 ran.
The Young Master 66-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, weakened 4th, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Xaarcet (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy, 16 ran.
Cnoc Moy (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Led, not fluent 4th, soon headed, not fluent 6th, led after 2 out, headed approaching last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Double Handful (10-6) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan '12.
Grace And Beauty (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up behind, fell 4 out, in a race won by Thundering Home (10-12) at Kempton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Nov, 7 ran.
Choisirez (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Led, headed before 5th, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, 28l behind Finch Flyer (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Sep.
Goochypoochyprader 6-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led before 4th, headed last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 19, 2l behind Gizzit (11-4) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
North London 8-1 (10-9) In touch, went 2nd before led 6th, headed soon after 3 out, before 2 out, chased leaders in 4th, not fluent and went 3rd 2 out, no chance with leading duo, lost 3rd post, 4th of 15, 36l behind Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Doheny Bar (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in rear, pushed along on outside approaching 7th, reminder after 9th, went 4th approaching 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Sulpius (12-0) at Folkestone 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec, 6 ran.