Took a step forward when 12½ lengths third of 8 in 19f Taunton novice when last seen in March, but another jolt of improvement needed on this first foray into handicaps.
Mixed bag since his successful return/handicap debut at Uttoxeter (20f) in July but might have gone close without a mistake 2 out at Chepstow last time. One to consider.
Has done most of her racing here, running well in a couple of mares' events last season. Never going well on return at Hereford 12 days ago.
Maiden who was pulled up in a handicap chase at Sedgefield when last seen and might need this first run for 9 months.
Modest in bumpers but shaped with some encouragement in novice hurdles for previous yard and may have needed the run when a beaten favourite at Plumpton for new stable. Blinkers go on.
Fared a bit better on third run over hurdles here last month but handicapper has taken no chances.
From a good family but it's been a struggle for him for this yard so far, never dangerous after a wind op on return at Hereford recently (not unbacked). Down another 3 lb and new headgear goes on.
Point winner but yet to show much under Rules, well held when backed at long odds in similar event at Uttoxeter (2m) last time.
Signs of a little ability but his mark has taken a hit after his effort in a useful event for new yard here last month. Steps up in trip for handicap debut.
Yet to show anything, shaping like he might even have had some sort of problem on handicap debut at Ffos Las 7 weeks ago. Tongue tie on as he goes up markedly in trip.
Showed his first real form, though also some temperament, when third in staying handicap hurdle at Fontwell 16 days ago (hung badly left and saddle slipped late on).
Has shown a bit more in 2 runs this season though he'll find weaker races than this.
The Darley Lama (16/5), Freddy Fanatapan (7/2), Light Flicker (9/2), Kalabee (13/2), Mystic Court (7/1), After The Fox (11/1), Flou Artsistique (12/1), Berboru (16/1), Darsi Rose (16/1), Kingsmill Gin (16/1), Arctic Footprint (28/1), Hepburn (28/1), Thirsty Farmer (33/1), Out By Six (50/1)
It could be worth giving THE DARLEY LAMA another chance in the hope he can build on his Plumpton run, his first for 10 weeks, when starting out for Richard Newland. He's been dropped another 3 lb and has sterner headgear on now. Mystic Court and Freddy Fanatapan are also considered, while Flou Artsistique could yet come good.