The three-year-olds are getting plenty of weight from their elders but This Charming Man has shown little so far and Meebo was due to run at Southwell yesterday. Haadeeth pops up when he feels like it but had earlier finished behind the equally unreliable Where's Reiley at Lingfield. Gaelic Wizard has a shout on his win here in September, but GEORGE FENTON has the stronger course form and a repeat of last month's second to Powerful Pierre over track and trip would see him come out best in this company.
George Fenton 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Tartan Trip (8-9) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jan.
Haadeeth 16-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, last of 9, 16l behind Multitask (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Where's Reiley (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Compton Prince (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
This Charming Man (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Nick The Odds (8-10) at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Meebo (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 5l behind Razin' Hell (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.