Buster Brown ran out an easy winner over a shorter trip at Wolverhampton last time. He'll go close again if lasting home. Today's trip is no problem for Golden Jubilee and he's been threatening to get his head back in front of late, but COLINCA'S LAD is just preferred. He's yet to score on Polytrack but is 10lb lower than when winning at Yarmouth in June and previous placed efforts on this surface suggest he can finally come good. Men Don't Cry looks high enough in the weights at present while Tuxedo hasn't raced since April last year and Indian Scout was engaged to run at Wolverhampton yesterday.
Buster Brown (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Held up, good headway entering final 3f, led approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Windsor Secret (8-7) by 4l, 12 ran.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led after 1f, clear over 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Martian (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Tatting (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Warden Bond 14-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 9l behind Punditry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Bert The Alert 25-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 14l behind Bobs Her Uncle (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Tuxedo 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, behind over 2f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, 38l behind Toymaker (9-4) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr '12.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 3f out, soon struggling, last of 10, 15l behind Landau (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 6f out, clear over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Asia Minor (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
How Fortunate 16-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Bobs Her Uncle (9-9) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Indian Scout 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened straight, 12th of 14, 17l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Jamaica Grande 8-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Mister Fizz (9-2) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Mrs Micawber 6-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, not clearest of runs over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 24l behind Great Fighter (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Exclusion (USA) 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, 3rd and one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Picalily (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
Capetown Kid 33-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leaders in 5th on inside, hung right inside final 2f, ridden and weakened soon after, 11th of 12, 9l behind Runninglikethewind (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.