Big Wave may have seen too much daylight trying 5f for the first time at Brighton earlier this month and shouldn't be ignored here while old stagers Bateleur and Even Bolder are weighted to figure, though neither is exactly prolific nowadays. Dear Maurice was only beaten a head at Brighton on his latest start but is another that struggles to get his head in front and top weight Indian Shuffle is likely to need this after a lengthy absence. LOVE YOU LOUIS has the plum draw and can be forgiven his latest run at Newbury where Richard Hughes' decision to go solo down the far side badly backfired. John Jenkins' charge is a dual C&D winner and well handicapped nowadays so gets the nod.
Indian Shuffle (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 10th of 11, 12l behind Seamus Shindig (8-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Big Wave (IRE) 5-2fav (9-11) Raced keenly, led, stayed in centre in straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, hung left final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Love You Louis 17-2 (9-12) Led and raced alone towards far side, headed halfway, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 12, 46l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-13) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Dear Maurice 13-2 (9-12) Held up in 5th, headway centre halfway, chased leaders final furlong, ran on to 2nd close home, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Scommettitrice (8-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Bateleur 20-1 (8-3) Behind, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Wooden King (9-1) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Court Applause (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Raced towards stand side, outpaced, last of 9, 21l behind Silvanus (9-3) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Charming (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Byton (8-12) at Folkestone 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Even Bolder 10-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not troubled leaders, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-13) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Tinzapeas 5-1 (9-0) Led on rail, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 13l behind Alice's Dancer (9-4) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Roman Myst (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 12l behind Halling Dancer (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Monessa (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in mid-division on inside, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, last of 10, 16l behind Whiteoak Lady (8-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Cincinnati Kit 11-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Russian Bullet (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
See The Storm 25-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, switched right 1f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 5th of 12, 11l behind Sir Mozart (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.