Drive On, who finished fifth in a course and distance nursery in September off a mark of 54, then landed a maiden but has been hit with a 17lb rise. Hipz landed a 6f claimer here before well beaten in a stronger nursery at Lingfield where she never got involved, nor did Bonjour Steve in the same race so the vote goes to GO FOR BROKE. He landed the odds in a Salisbury maiden and started favourite in a 6f nursery here three weeks ago but was impeded. He wouldn't have won but that run is best ignored and compensation awaits. Exceed And Exceed is the dark horse in the race as he's been quite highly tried in three maidens on Turf and wouldn't need to be special to make a winning handicap debut.
Hipz (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Always behind, 11th of 13, 8l behind Zugzwang (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Upholland 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Kenny The Captain (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Drive On (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway when hung left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Suitsus (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Go For Broke 4-1fav (9-6) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Souville (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Bonjour Steve 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, hung right over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 11l behind Zugzwang (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Exceed And Exceed 8-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led 4f out and went to rail, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, eased, 6th of 10, 7l behind Zampa Manos (9-2) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.