Sutton Veny is 2lbs higher than when second here last time and isn't as well drawn so looks opposable. He will also face competition for the lead with the front-running Below Zero and We Have A Dream in the line-up and that pair are well drawn to attack from the off and have to be on the short-list. There is a chance that they could cut each others' throats out in front which may set the race up nicely for something coming from off the pace and Swiss Cross, Baby Strange and Imprimis Tagula are all entertained but the nod goes to FULLANDBY. It won't be easy from the one box but he has a tendency to get behind in his races so should be able to cross behind the pacesetters before, hopefully, picking them up close home just as he did when winning this race last year from the same mark as today.
Fullandby (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Behind stands' side, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Summerinthecity (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Yer Woman (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 15th of 16, 13l behind Little Garcon (8-11) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Below Zero (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Pastoral Player (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Tourist 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 12, 20l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-12) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Harlech Castle 20-1 (9-2) Chased winner until inside final 2f, weakened quickly over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Definightly (9-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
We Have A Dream 3-1fav (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Pastoral Player (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Towards rear, good headway on far rail over 2f out, disputing lead inside final furlong until headed final 100 yards, not quicken, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Viking Spirit (9-2) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Swiss Cross 4-1fav (9-1) Hampered start, chased leaders, hard driven to lead entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Living It Large (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Shifting Star (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and outpaced halfway, rallied inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3l behind Pastoral Player (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Baby Strange 14-1 (8-8) Reared start, very slowly away, always behind, 17th of 21, 7l behind Mac's Power (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Ray of Joy 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on strongly to lead final 50 yards, won at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Oct beating Superior Edge (8-12) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Piscean (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.