Tartiflette bids to repeat last year's victory but the ground could prove a problem on this occasion. Tariq Too will handle the going but overcoming a 12lb hike for an easy win at Newbury will be tough and Kyllachy Rise remains 9lb higher than when scoring at Chepstow in September. Favourite Treat is not easily dismissed back on testing ground while Magistral finished ahead of Myboyalfie when runner-up at Newmarket last Saturday. LILAC LACE made all in heavy going at Newbury a fortnight ago to win by a couple of lengths. Despite a rise in the weights, Tim Easterby's filly may well do the same again with the underfoot conditions in her favour. Showboating and Levitate are others with a shout.
Tariq Too 8-1 (9-2) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway going well and waiting for room over 2f out, led over 1f out, drew right away inside final furlong, won at Newbury 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct beating Secret Beau (8-7) by 8l, 8 ran.
Levitate 16-1 (9-12) Raced far side, held up in touch, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 27, 2 3/4l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Chosen Character (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Led, brought field to near side in straight, narrowly headed over 1f out, chased leader, rallied and every chance well inside final furlong, just held in 3rd final strides, 3rd of 15, nk behind Gworn (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Laffan (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold and held up in touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind My Freedom (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Captain Cat (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Kyllachy Rise 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 21, 24l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Favourite Treat (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led going well over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Horsted Keynes (8-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Raced stands' side tracked leaders, not clear run from 2f out, stayed on towards finish, never able to challenge, 4th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Misplaced Fortune 25-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 21, 1 1/2l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Frontier Fighter 7-1 (9-7) Raced wide towards rear, switched left 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 10l behind Chookie Royale (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Oct.
Magic Destiny 10-3fav (8-11) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 7, 5l behind Lilac Lace (8-7) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Showboating (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating Piceno (8-7) by 3l, 12 ran.
Magistral 12-1 (8-10) Raced centre until merged with stands' side group 5f out, close up, effort over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd final strides, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Myboyalfie (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Raced stands' side led, ridden and headed 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 16, 7l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Dusky Queen (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon hung left, no extra final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Lilac Lace (8-7) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Tellovoi (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, not clear run and hampered over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Piceno (8-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Tartiflette 25-1 (9-1) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 27, 6l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft in Oct.
Lilac Lace (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Made all, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct beating Jubilante (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Rhamnus 11-1 (9-1) Awkwardly away raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Hoarding (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (2) sft in Oct '12.
Sam Nombulist 14-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 8l behind Silver Rime (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Conry (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Piceno (8-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.