There was only a length between Negotiation and Aurora Sky when they finished second and third respectively over C&D recently. It would be no surprise if either popped up here. Lytham, James Pollard and Abriachan have claims but a chance is taken on the lightly-raced MUZO. Having his first start for Chris Dwyer after a year off the track, he failed to figure in a maiden here in October but caught the eye staying on in the latter stages of the race. He could be worth a punt here with that run under his belt.
Aurora Sky (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind All The Winds (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Muzo (USA) 16-1 (9-9) Held up well in rear, still in last pair 3f out, switched right over 2f out, kept on well for hands and heels final furlong, went modest 5th close home, neares finish, 5th of 13, 13l behind Weathervane (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Jenny Potts 12-1 (9-1) Raced wide towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, stayed on under pressure from 2f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 16, 5l behind Make Amends (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Negotiation (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led early and keen, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind All The Winds (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Beaubrav 16-1 (9-8) Settled in mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 11l behind Sea Change (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Dalhaan (USA) 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Dart (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Tuscan King 4-1 (8-7) Close up, soon unbalanced and pushed along, hard driven 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 9l behind Cereal Killer (8-12) at Chepstow 1m clm stks (5) gf in May.
Gordy Bee (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind McConnell (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Robby Bobby 9-4fav (9-6) Raced wide in rear, headway from over 3f out, pressed leader 2f out, ridden and every chance when short of room and snatched up 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Traphalgar (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Folio (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, some late headway on outside, never a factor, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Buona Sarah (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Lytham (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Pulled hard towards rear, ridden on outside 2f out, never reached leaders, 8th of 13, 7l behind Tilapia (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
James Pollard (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong until short of room close home, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Where's Susie (10-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Carr Hall (IRE) 17-2 (10-4) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 16l behind William's Way (10-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Abriachan 3-1 (8-10) Held up in rear but in touch, took keen hold, headway to chased leaders 4f out, chased winner over 2f out, kept on, always held, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Slikback Jack (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.