PASTORAL JET remains in fine form having won a classified event in October, his second win over C&D. He can go in again with Aaron Jones taking 3lb off his back. Rapid Water scored over track and trip earlier this month but is immediately dropped 4lb in the weights after a modest seventh at Lingfield last time while Menadati remains 5lb higher than his win at Chepstow in September. Lord of The Dance may prove best of the rest as he's tumbled down the handicap and will have come on for his recent belated reappearance.
Menadati (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 3l behind Casual Mover (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 14l behind Living Leader (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Towards rear, wide into straight 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 8l behind Ace Of Spies (9-0) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Just Lille (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gf in Sep.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Prominent, led over 6f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Bladewood Girl (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Rapid Water 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Norwegian Reward (8-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Pastoral Jet 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside going well 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct beating Blackthorn Stick (9-0) by shd, 13 ran.
Breakheart (IRE) 3-1fav (8-6) Slowly away, outpaced, last of 10, 15l behind Refreshestheparts (8-11) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) pol.
Pytheas (USA) 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 11l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Michael's Nook 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, stayed on under pressure, never nearer, 9th of 19, 13l behind Fama Mac (9-2) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Takitwo 20-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Breakheart (8-9) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Delightful Sleep 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leader early, tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, ridden and headway 2f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Count Ceprano (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Femme D'espere 80-1 (9-1) Dwelt, always behind, last of 9, 40l behind Four Leaves (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.