MARABOUT has had just the two starts this year and may be up to scoring off his current mark dropped in class - he gets the token vote in this lowly contest. Celestial Dawn continues to slide down the weights without any notable improvement but Amelia Jay posted a better effort when runner-up here last time. Boy The Bell won an amateurs' race over 7f in July and Red Shadow's only win in 34 starts came over course and distance.
Marabout (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Edged right after start, mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 5l behind Thatcherite (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Celestial Dawn 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, soon pushed along, ridden over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 8l behind Indego Blues (9-13) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Grace Hull 40-1 (8-8) Chased leader, ridden well over 1f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Boy The Bell 14-1 (10-9) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3/4l behind Fleurtille (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Oct.
Kasbhom 5-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, wide in back straight, mid-division, hampered over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 6l behind Izzy Boy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Wotalad 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leader after 1f, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner, hung right and lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Sweet Vintage (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Amelia Jay 20-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 4f out, not clear run over 2f out, switched right on home turn, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Izzy Boy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Red Shadow 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind One Way Or Another (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Actonetaketwo 33-1 (8-11) Chased leader, led after 1f and set steady pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, last of 13, 27l behind Sonnetation (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 4l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Medam 33-1 (8-10) Held up and behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 8th of 14, 5l behind One Last Dream (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Flow Chart (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear and pushed along, one pace and never a factor, 7th of 12, 9l behind French Press (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Angel Grigio 33-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened rapidly soon after, last of 12, 19l behind Planetex (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.