Cocktail Party went close in a handicap at Wolverhampton last time but one win in 30 starts doesn't exactly inspire confidence. DOWER GLEN has yet to win at all but she went close in a maiden race recently and that form looks slightly better - she gets a tentative vote. Force To Spend finished third on her latest start and could figure, while Lend A Light may improve dropping back in trip on only his sixth start. The veteran Jonny Ebeneezer finished in a place here last time but hasn't won a race since 2004.
Dower Glen 16-1 (8-5) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Boy The Bell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Lend A Light 9-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear and pulled hard, headway to chase leaders on outer over 5f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 15l behind Querido (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Mind The Monarch 11-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Picansort (9-3) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Force To Spend 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd under pressure 2f out, no impression when weakened to 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Cheery Cat (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Jonny Ebeneezer 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair going well, ridden entering final furlong, found nil, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Cheery Cat (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Spoof Master (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Held up, always behind, 10th of 12, 7l behind Liberty Trail (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Sorrel Point 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear when badly hampered and unseated rider just inside final 3f, in a race won by Cheery Cat (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov, 12 ran.
Kheley (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 3rd 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Cheery Cat (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Cane Cat (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Wallis (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Gilderoy 20-1 (8-5) Tracked leader until weakened over 3f out, last of 12, 31l behind Royal Island (8-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Suhayl Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Prominent early, chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, no impression after, 8th of 11, 6l behind Bidruma (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Cocktail Party (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, good headway to chase leaders over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Pinball (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.