TUDOR PRINCE was beaten less than a length when fourth over C&D three weeks ago and looks set to bring his long losing run to an end. He can confirm superiority with Blue Noodles, Cut And Thrust and Princess Willow. Yakama was a narrow margin runner-up at Yarmouth last month, though one win in 52 starts doesn't boost confidence, while it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder with Ad Vitam and Gracie's Gift looking the best of those.
Blue Noodles 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened closing stages, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Vhujon (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Peter Tchaikovsky 14-1 (9-0) Ridden leaving stalls, prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 6l behind Kristollini (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cut And Thrust (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) In touch on inside, brief effort over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 12, 9l behind Vhujon (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Sumbe (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 16, 7l behind Croeso Mawr (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Tudor Prince (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader, narrow lead approaching final furlong, no extra and headed close home, lost 2 places nearing finish, 4th of 12, 1/2l behind Vhujon (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
Princess Willow 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Vigano (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 4th before straight, no extra and kept on same pace from 1 1/2f out, 6th of 15, 9l behind Tres Froide (9-5) at Listowel 1m hcp 47-60 in Jun.
Dingaan (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Dwelt in rear, switched left over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Gala Spirit (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Yakama (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 16, shd behind Glass Mountain (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along after 2f, ridden halfway, stayed on to go 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Princess Dayna (9-2) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Anrheg 15-2 (8-13) Close up, pushed along halfway, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 14, 9l behind Caldermud (9-7) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Ad Vitam (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Methayel (9-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Litotes 12-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 8l behind Love Nest (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Spring Buck (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Mid-division and pushed along, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Caldermud (9-7) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.