Hard to be confident about any of these. Taro Tywod has been in good form at Wolverhampton without actually winning and should go close but SIR DYLAN may just edge this as he finished runner-up over 1m3f here last week. Poetry Writer has a shout if staying the longer distance and Merchants Return was denied by the narrowest of margins at Wolverhampton in September. Suedehead needs a bit more but is lightly-raced and it would be no surprise if he finds it in this lowly company.
Plus Fours (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Always behind, 8th of 11, 19l behind Critical Point (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Suedehead 9-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, under pressure over 4f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 6l behind Azrag (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Sir Dylan 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway and hanging left from 6f out, ran wide on bend from 5f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Norfolk Sky (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Taro Tywod (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Led, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Tatting (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Poetry Writer 13-2 (9-4) Held up in 6th, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind The Wonga Coup (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Eanans Bay (IRE) 7-2fav (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Vexillum (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Merchants Return 6-1 (8-3) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Vexillum (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Spanish Trail 150-1 (8-0) In touch, ridden and weakened 4f out, last of 12, 38l behind Almuftarris (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct.
Corn Maiden 33-1 (8-8) Prominent, took keen hold, switched right over 2f out, soon ridden and beaten, 9th of 11, 13l behind Glaisdale (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Midnight Bahia (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, struggling over 2f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Sword In Hand (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Ececheira 25-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Arte Del Calcio (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Nowdoro 5-1 (8-7) Soon pushed along towards rear, ridden over 9f out, driven and lost touch 5f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Smart Affair (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Oct.
The Ploughman 25-1 (7-12) Chased leader for 3f, stayed in 3rd place, went 2nd briefly 4f out, ridden and weakened quickly inside final 3f, 11th of 13, 31l behind Albonny (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Awesome Rock (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Keen held up, headway over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 4th of 10, 13l behind Ehtedaam (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.