The speedy Viva Verglas beat Back Lane at Musselburgh in August and will appreciate the drop back to 5f after two runs over further. Suzi's Connoisseur is another dropping down in distance and he beat Meadway at Musselburgh in the spring, though Bryan Smart's easy Fibresand winner is 12lb better off now and should turn the tables. Desert Ace won over the minimum at Sandown last month but this is more competitive and SLEEPY SIOUX looks the one to beat. He was a shade unlucky when only beaten half-a-length at Nottingham earlier this month and can race off the same mark here. Urban Dreamer looks the pick of the remainder as the others are all carrying more than their allotted weight.
Suzi's Connoisseur 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, challenged 3f out, ridden well over 1f out, hampered and weakened soon after, 16th of 21, 19l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Sep.
Viva Verglas (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened halfway, 21st of 23, 19l behind Ventura Mist (8-7) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf.
Meadway 3-1fav (9-5) Made virtually all, driven over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs beating Simply Black (9-0) by 8l, 9 ran.
Back Lane 9-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 8l behind Hurryupharriet (8-12) at Ayr 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Sep.
Desert Ace (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Justice Day (9-4) at Salisbury 6f 2yo stks (2) hvy.
Sleepy Sioux 5-1 (9-6) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, not clear run approaching final furlong, ridden and soon switched left, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Hopefilly (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Urban Dreamer (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 10th of 23, 7l behind Ventura Mist (8-7) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf.
Tableforten 12-1 (8-9) In touch, pushed along 3f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 9l behind Blithe Spirit (8-11) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Jamboree Girl 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, edged left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Deeds Not Words (8-12) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Donny Rover (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Skye's The Limit 4-1 (8-7) Reared in stalls, switched left soon after start, held up, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 6th of 7, 16l behind De Repente (7-13) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.