CHEDDAR GEORGE could provide Richard Hughes with another welcome winner in what is an open handicap. Peter Chapple-Hyam's charge was partnered by the championship challenger when winning over course and distance earlier in the month and he is 3lb higher tonight. It would probably not do to take a literal interpretation of his subsequent Yarmouth form and now back up in trip and on this surface he can go in again. Abriachan is slipping in the weights and could give Paul Hanagan a good ride if handling this surface, while Final Drive is on a good mark and goes well here so support for him would be interesting. Almahaza has flopped on both tries at this track and appears better on the Fibresand.
Saturn Way (GR) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leading trio, led 2f out, ridden and headed just over 1f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, weakened final 110 yards, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Rosedale (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Harting Hill 9-2fav (9-5) Dwelt, raced in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Devil You Know (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Serious Drinking (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 8l behind Kilburn (9-10) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Prince Namid 20-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 11l behind Kiss A Prince (9-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Final Drive (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up in rear, under pressure and last 3f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 9l behind April Fool (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Cheddar George 11-4fav (9-4) Steadied start, settled in last place, headway and switched right to stands' side rail 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, to much to do, 2nd of 15, 9l behind Franki J (8-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Rich Boy 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, not clear run on inside over 2f out, soon switched right and headway, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Green Earth (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Almahaza (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway to go 3rd over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Eseej (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Abriachan 6-1 (9-5) Led, headed 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Leelu 13-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Astrodonna (8-13) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 5l behind Al Aqabah (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Ice Cool Lady (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left 2f out, driven and stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, not reached winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Leitzu (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Sovereignty (JPN) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 2f out,headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Al Aqabah (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Madame Boot (FR) 5-1 (9-7) Traccked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Fire Raiser (9-5) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.