Shamo Hill Theatre scored over a shorter trip at Nottingham in October when HONOURED was well beaten. The latter had previously finished a close-up fourth over C&D in a higher grade than this and gets the nod back at this track. Youm Jamil also has an earlier placed effort over track and trip to his credit but El Bravo has a bit to find with White Deer on last month's running over C&D. The latter has been placed on his last five starts now and Lakeman also tends to find at least one too good. Amtired improved over hurdles early this year and could go well reverting to the level.
Honoured (IRE) 3-1fav (10-7) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, no extra final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Shamo Hill Theatre (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Youm Jamil (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind The Wonga Coup (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
El Bravo 15-2 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 6f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Lakeman (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Raced wide held up, reminders 9f out, ridden halfway, headway over 4f out, driven 3f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Goldmadchen (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
White Deer (USA) 15-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, soon switched right, kept on and just held near finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Chookie Hamilton (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Amtired 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 15, 5l behind Desert Vision (9-8) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug '11.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 33-1 (9-3) Steadied start keen in rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 10l behind Omar Khayyam (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
No Diamond 28-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride soon ridden along, tailed off, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 6l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Shamo Hill Theatre 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Edgware Road (9-11) by shd, 12 ran.