Cadeaux Pearl and Mey Blossom are recent course and distance winners but both are upped in class off higher marks. Six Wives makes more appeal than stablemate Sir Geoffrey off her current mark but MISTER MANANNAN is preferred. The latter has tumbled down the weights since last winning at the track and finished ahead of Haajes and Bronze Beau when third at Doncaster last time. Noodles Blue Boy is another looking to exploit a winning mark but Amenable has the worst of the draw and Boris Grigoriev hasn't raced since September.
Amenable (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Seamster (8-13) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (5) pol.
Boris Grigoriev (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear stands side, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep beating Go Go Green (9-6) by nk, 20 ran.
Bronze Beau 25-1 (9-7) Made most until ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened last 100 yards, 5th of 14, 4l behind Head Space (9-11) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Noodles Blue Boy 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Thatcherite (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, headway near side when not clear run and switched right 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Head Space (9-11) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Haajes 11-1 (9-4) Went right start, towards rear, headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Head Space (9-11) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Bosham 20-1 (8-11) Reared start, dwelt, in rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Thatcherite (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Boxing Shadows 11-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 11l behind Thatcherite (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 11-2 (9-12) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, faded, 5th of 8, 5l behind Ichimoku (8-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Six Wives 10-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 14l behind Iffranesia (9-6) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Medici Time 10-1 (9-1) Held up, ridden over 1f out, headway final furlong, not able to get on terms, 4th of 8, 2l behind Master Bond (9-10) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Cadeaux Pearl 10-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Choc'a'moca (9-3) by nk, 14 ran.
Red Explorer (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Gaelic Wizard (8-11) at Southwell 7f app clm stks (6) fbs in Jun.
Mey Blossom 5-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Lucky Mark (9-3) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Incomparable 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Choc'a'moca (8-13) at Beverley 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.