Annelko is unexposed over this longer trip but his trainer doesn't have the most sparkling record at the course while there is not a huge amount in favour of the versatile Pocket Too who has not won for more than two years. Happy Fleet may be one who prefers jumping these days but she performed creditably when last seen over course and distance, only losing out by half a length. She is considered in calculations but there is more to like about BLACKMORE who receives the nomination. He won by a neck last time out at Lingfield and although he hasn't been seen going right-handed before this isn't a concern given he has only raced four times. He is still learning the game but can defy a 6lb penalty to score here. Tower is a likely threat as his sole win came here two starts ago and he is only rated 3lb higher. Foreign King has disappointed in two jumps efforts lately but returning to the flat to the scene of his last win he has a better chance. However, Blackmore is taken to get back-to-back successes.
Happy Fleet 11-1 (9-4) In touch, headway to press winner 2f out, soon every chance, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Coda Agency (9-9) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Pocket Too 10-1 (9-13) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, well behind Fair Spin (8-10) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Blackmore 12-1 (8-11) Took keen hold early tracking leading pair, settled 4th after 4f, driven along in 5th 2f out, edging left when switched outside over 1f out, sustained run under pressure to lead final 110 yards, idled in front, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Eagle Nebula (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.
Foreign King (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating Dansilver (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Stagecoach Emerald 80-1 (8-7) Always in rear, tailed off halfway,eased final furlong, last of 14, well behind Extremely So (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Miniyamba (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 40l behind Dubai Phantom (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Pearl (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leader and keen, soon in touch in 4th, ridden over 3f out, in 7th and well held when badly hampered and unseated rider over 1f out, in a race won by Jennerous Blue (8-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct, 13 ran.
Tower 10-1 (9-2) Held up in rear and keen, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Prickles (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Aalya (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) In touch, hampered after 1f, soon mid-division, pushed along over 8f out, soon no impression, 6th of 14, 19l behind Aaman (8-13) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Delorain (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Mid-division on outer, chased leader after 5f, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Jennerous Blue (8-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Velvet Nayef 25-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 14l behind Court Wing (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Annelko 28-1 (8-7) Soon led, hard driven over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, gradually faded, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Jasmeno (8-8) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Astrovenus 40-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Princess Flame (9-0) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Dongola (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Always behind, 9th of 10, 34l behind Beat Route (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.