With the yard in form and first-time headgear applied we'll take MOSCOW OZNICK to land this open handicap, while Plush looks a clear danger. The selection is visored for the first-time tonight and is still open to improvement after just half a dozen runs in 14 months. He was given a relatively quiet time of it when beaten over 9f here last time and now stepped up in trip he is of interest to small stakes. Plush won back-to-back handicaps here over a furlong shorter last month but a combination of a 6lb rise, shorter trip and a different track scuppered his chance at Lingfield last time. Back here he will be a different proposition and despite attempting to concede weight to all but two rivals he won't be far away. Kirsty's Lad is 7lb higher than her most recent success and has yet to convince over this sort of trip, Barathea Dreams is on a very attractive mark but has not won on the Polytrack for five years now and so there must be doubts where he is concerned, while Formidable Guest has a good pitch and will be suited by the trip, but he still looks a few pounds too high. Moscow Oznick is a tentative suggestion here.
Plush Evensfav (9-1) Very slowly away, pulled hard in rear, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and soon hung left, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind General Feeling (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Kirstys Lad 8-1 (10-13) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened 3f out, 10th of 13, 27l behind Vogarth (10-9) at Southwell 1m amt hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
United Nations 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 13l behind New Star (9-6) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Bavarica 5-1jt-fav (11-1) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 13, 4l behind Vogarth (10-9) at Southwell 1m amt hcp (6) fbs in Nov.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 20l behind King Royal (8-10) at Naas 7f handicap gs in Jul.
The City Kid (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, not quicken, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Can Can Star (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Sir Billy Nick 12-1 (9-1) Always behind, last of 12, 18l behind Can Can Star (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Snow Dancer (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression final 2f, 8th of 13, 6l behind Alf Tupper (8-6) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pelham Crescent (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, slightly hampered over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 20l behind L'Homme de Nuit (9-9) at W'hampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Moscow Oznick 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, some modest late headway, never nearer, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Blues Minor (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Formidable Guest 6-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind She's So Pretty (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Value Of Time (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened straight, 14th of 16, 23l behind Delightful Way (9-5) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 hvy in Oct.
Barathea Dreams (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Pab Special (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.