A tricky finale but Mzuri Bay has claims on his form in the autumn and Oscar Sierra wasn't beaten far when fourth at Towcester last month. Marie Deja La is usually thereabouts and Warsaw Pact has been placed in his last four starts, though is just starting to creep up the weights again. Mexican Bob convincingly ended a long losing run over a longer trip here 10 days ago and should go close again, despite a penalty, but there is almost certainly more to come from CHARLIE WINGNUT. He's been catching the eye in decent novice events and doesn't look overburdened on his handicap debut dropped in grade.
Federstar (GER) 66-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened approaching 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Golden Call (11-4) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Feb, 17 ran.
Brunston 14-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, weakened 7th, 7th of 11, 31l behind Small Fly (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Iceman George 9-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, hit 3rd, pushed along approaching 8th, headway from 2 out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Like A Hurricane (11-7) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Oct '10.
Charlie Wingnut (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, unable to quicken before 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 5th of 10, 11l behind Kings Bayonet (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (3) gd in Apr.
Mzuri Bay 16-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway 6th, soon chasing leaders, weakened before 3 out, remote 4th, 4th of 7, 38l behind Lady Karabaya (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Oscar Sierra (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace to go 4th flat, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bathwick Man (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Mexican Bob 8-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st or 6th, headway before 7th, mistake 3 out, challenged 2 out, soon led, edged left when clear flat, comfortably, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd beating Ricardo's Chance (10-10) by 13l, 13 ran.
Motou (FR) 100-1 (11-3) Held up, headway approaching 7th, weakened before 9th, tailed off, 5th of 14, well behind Kilmacowen (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Marie Deja La (FR) 12-1 (10-3) Tracked leader, led 5th, mistake next, quickened pace 9th, ridden and joined 3 out, headed before next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Kuilsriver (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 5f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in May.
The Fox's Decree 10-3 (11-4) Tracked leaders on inside, hit 9th, mistake 11th, weakened 12th, lef 3rd and hampered 4 out, mistake last, tailed off, 3rd of 6, well behind Inishrush (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, ridden in 4th after next, went 2nd before 2 out, one pace from last, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Screaming Brave (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Bennys Quest (IRE) 13-2 (10-11) Mid-division, 7th 4 out, no impression from before straight, moderate 4th and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 20, 13l behind Major Harry (11-8) at Tipperary 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gs in Oct.
Moorlands Jack 16-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, ridden before last, headed and no extra final 140 yards, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Cresswell Bramble (11-9) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Louis Ludwig (IRE) 15-2 (10-13) Held up, mistake 1st, headway approaching 9th, chased winner 13 until after 4 out, 4th and weakening when fell heavily next, in a race won by Wait No More (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 7 ran.