Lion Beacon won over 1m6f at Goodwood in between a couple of poor efforts and Sir Frank Morgan also has two ways of running. He can figure if producing one of his better attempts but though Perfect Summer went close at Haydock last time, she is now 9lb higher than her win at Doncaster. See And Be Seen did well again at York recently and should run her usual solid race but DEFICIT will have come on for his belated seasonal debut and was only beaten a nose off a higher mark in October. Richard Hughes' presence suggests he'll be at his best for this and he gets the nod.
Lion Beacon 25-1 (9-4) Keen close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 49l behind Teak (8-6) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gf in Jul.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Led, headed 14f out, prominent, led again 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4l behind Edge Of Sanity (9-6) at York 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Perfect Summer (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Held up, switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, driven to chase winner inside final furlong, unable to quicken and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Precision Strike (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Deficit (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 28l behind Tiger Lilly (8-0) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Opera Buff 4-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along over 5f out, lost place over 2f out, outpaced and no threat after, 6th of 7, 8l behind Precision Strike (8-3) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
See And Be Seen 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, outpaced when lost place over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, joined winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Itlaaq (9-3) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Tappanappa (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear and reminders, headway over 7f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Special Fighter (8-8) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.