Seamster posted a better effort at Wolverhampton last month and should be thereabouts again with a similar effort. But BLUE NOODLES looks to have the stronger form as he found Foie Gras too good when third over track and trip on his latest start and the latter has since gone in again. John Wainwright's charge gets the nod. Wishformore drops down a grade and could figure, while Choral Rhythm is also facing an easier task, though she's having her first start since finishing third at Ffos Las in July.
Wishformore (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Disputed 2nd, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Ivor's Princess (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Roxy Lane 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Mr Fickle (9-7) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Mill I Am (USA) 5-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Ellaal (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Chandrayaan 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 14l behind Foie Gras (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Blue Noodles 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Foie Gras (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Seamster 10-1 (8-13) With leader, led 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out until inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 100 yards, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Storey Hill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Slip Of A Girl (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden and weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Bouclier (9-5) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Custom House (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace never on terms, 7th of 8, 16l behind Victorian Number (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, keeping on same pace when not much room towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kasbhom (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.
Pastoral Dancer 100-1 (8-7) Always behind, 11th of 12, 6l behind Perfect Venture (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Choral Rhythm (IRE) 16-1 (7-11) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, close up over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Greyemkay (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Jjs Pride (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) 13th of 14, 18l behind Asian Wing (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec '12.
Minty Jones 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 10l behind Dutiful Son (9-5) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Chiltern Secret 3-1 (9-3) Prominent, bumped over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 12l behind Kasbhom (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Dec.