Jim Goldie has won this a couple of times in recent years and GONINODAETHAT can repeat the process. He won a C&D handicap from just 2lb lower on soft ground in July and his recent runs have been on going too quick. Lord Franklin has produced his best runs in testing conditions and looks a threat to all but Jebel Tara hasn't won since 2009. Whats For Pudding will like the ground and has dropped to a fair mark but Monsieur Pontaven has won once from 22 starts on Turf and that was on fast going. It's over two years since Mark Anthony won a race but he's dropped to a decent mark as a consequence and his latest efforts have all been on unsuitable fast going.
Sabratha (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 24l behind High Resolution (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Koo And The Gang (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5l behind Pravda Street (8-8) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Hellbender (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) In touch and pushed along, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 15, 14l behind Steel Stockholder (9-8) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Goninodaethat 4-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, outpaced when carried right over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression, 6th of 9, 7l behind Summer Dancer (9-7) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Lord Franklin 3-1 (8-6) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Celestial Dawn (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Jebel Tara 8-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Northern Bolt (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 11, 17l behind One Way Or Another (9-3) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Whats For Pudding (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, not clear run 3f out, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Hoppy's Flyer (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Let's Face Facts 9-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, struggling over 3f out, soon lost touch, last of 9, 32l behind Twenty One Choice (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Monsieur Pontaven 11-2 (8-10) Dwelt raced stand side, tracked leader, effort to lead stand side over 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Enriching (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Carnival Dream 20-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 11l behind Chookie Avon (9-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 28-1 (8-4) In rear, headway when not much room over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Hoppy's Flyer (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Led, headed 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 10l behind Meglio Ancora (10-1) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Chorister Girl 16-1 (8-11) With leader, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 6th of 12, 17l behind Maybeagrey (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.