NOVA PRINCESSE followed up her maiden win with victory over track and trip and is worth sticking with. Marco Botti's filly is just preferred to Expect, a winner at Wolverhampton before finding the competition too hot in Listed company last month. Danfazi is another dropping back down in class and he makes more appeal than Porteous, though the latter is helped by an apprentice's 7lb claim, while Sunset Shore still looks too high in the weights judged on her latest start over 7f.
Sunset Shore 14-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 5f out, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Monsea (9-7) at Kempton 7f (3) pol in Oct.
Expect 4-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind Cape Factor (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Nova Princesse (GER) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, closed going well 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Poetic Choice (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Danfazi (IRE) 100-1 (8-5) In touch centre, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 16th of 24, 13l behind Peniaphobia (8-8) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) gf in Jul.
Harwoods Volante (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Bumped start, headway to chase winner over 5f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, soon weakened and hung left over 1f out, last of 7, 17l behind Bow Creek (8-13) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Porteous 5-2fav (8-2) Chased leders on inside, led well inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Steventon Star (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp (2) pol.
Basil Berry 25-1 (8-7) Dwelt held up, ridden halway, never a factor, 10th of 12, 21l behind Kenny The Captain (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Le Laitier (FR) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Angel Flores (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.