Celestial Bay could be worth following on the Polytrack this winter but possibly over shorter trips than this. Relight My Fire must have every chance having only being beaten half-a-length off a pound lower mark over track and trip last month but BOGSNOG seems to be improving and found the extra furlong no problem here last time. Weighted to confirm that running with fifth Smalljohn, Kristin Stubbs' three-year-old gets the nod again. George Fenton should also figure as this appears to be his trip nowadays but Jay Bee Blue's recent runs have been over 6f and he looks to be in the handicapper's grip now.
Jay Bee Blue 7-2 (9-8) Steadied and switch left start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Brother Tiger (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bogsnog (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Keen in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, tracked leaders going well 2f out, callenged and hung left over 1f out, led 1f out, ran on, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Orpsie Boy (8-7) by shd, 9 ran.
Relight My Fire 25-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, headway on outside over 1f out, joined winner and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Benoni (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
George Fenton 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, already weakened when not much room over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind Brother Tiger (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
One Scoop Or Two 28-1 (8-10) Held up, always towards rear, 8th of 12, 13l behind Ocean Tempest (9-5) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Steel Stockholder 28-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 21, 14l behind Four Winds (9-5) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Celestial Bay 4-1fav (8-13) In touch, lost place before halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 20l behind The Strig (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Smalljohn 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Bogsnog (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Black Dave (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 7l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-72 (5) pol.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Always behind, 6th of 8, 19l behind Greensward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.