Satwa Gold dropped out as though something was amiss at Wolverhampton but may bounce back to form at a track where he has three wins and three seconds to his name with the most recent success coming from his present perch. Blackmore is unbeaten over this trip in handicaps but steps up markedly in grade and preference is for ATLANTIC TIGER who has been keeping decent company since winning here on his handicap bow in April and he can make the most of this easier opportunity. Phoenix Flight has claims on the pick of his form whilst Black Or Red was impressive at Wolverhampton whilst Morar is 12lbs lower than when making her British debut and needs to be monitored for signs of confidence.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Dwelt, raced in rear, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 19l behind Hendersyde (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Decision 20-1 (8-6) Led, narrowly headed inside final furlong, driven and rallied under strong pressure to regain lead near finish, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct '09 beating The Fifth Member (9-7) by nk, 15 ran.
Satwa Gold (USA) 15-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 28l behind Ethics Girl (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Atlantic Tiger (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, short of room over 3f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 19l behind Palomar (9-11) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Black Or Red (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Held up, good headway well over 3f out, led over 2 f out, clear over 1f out, eased, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Blockley (9-11) by 7l, 11 ran.
Bedouin Bay (9-2) 5th of 9, 6l behind Jo All The Way (9-2) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 7f stk gd in Sep.
Morar 16-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 6f out, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Some Sunny Day (8-11) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
King Supreme (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Tracked leader 5f, settled 3rd, went 2nd again 4f out, soon pushed along, ridden to lead 3f out, driven and joined inside final furlong, no extra and headed final 110 yards, weakened to 3rd soon after, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Blackmore (8-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Blackmore 11-2 (9-11) Towards rear, pushed along 13f out, reminders 10f out, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Miniyamba (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.