A very open finale, in which we'll side with LUNAR PROMISE, to get the better of Roodolph and Jawaab. The selection was narrowly beaten in a better handicap than this last time out, being beaten by a short priced favourite, but was well clear of the remainder. He won't mind whatever cut in the ground there is, and a 50 day lay off will see him fresh. He's the only runner on the card for Ian Williams, and the sole ride for Stephen Donohoe. Jaawab won last time out following a switch to Willie Muir's yard, and is usually competitive giving backers a run for their money. The same's the case for Roodolph, Eve Johnson Houghton's runner, but maybe he's a little high in the weights to make a serious challenge. None can really be ruled out in what looks a competitive contest, but we'll support Lunar Promise.
Danetime Panther (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden, headway over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 4th of 16, 6l behind Higgy's Boy (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Red Wine 14-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tarkheena Prince (9-3) at Ayr 1m 5f hcap (3) hvy in Sept.
Jawaab (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sept beating Navene (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Wiggy Smith 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 16, 11l behind Higgy's Boy (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Roodolph 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, stayed on again final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Shimoni (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sept.
Folio (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mahadee (8-10) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lunar Promise (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Rowan Rio (9-4) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Blakfrankisch (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) In touch 4th, ridden and effort 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, weakening when hampered and snatched up 1f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Dance The Star (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp (4) pol.
Two Left Feet 18-1 (9-1) Always mid-division, 8th of 16, 12l behind Higgy's Boy (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Blindspin 5-1 (9-1) Held up behind leaders, driven over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Shaloo Diamond (9-0) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp (5) sft in Sept.
Mooted (UAE) 20-1 (8-7) Always behind, last of 17, 28l behind Medici Pearl (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sept.
Magdalene 13-2 (9-1) Prominent, chased leaders 6f out, ridden and every chance from 2f out, no extra near finish, 4th of 13, 2l behind Penny Island (8-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Night Orbit 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, no extra over 2f out, soon outpaced, 8th of 16, 6l behind Mistress Eva (8-7) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gs.
Fossgate 9-1 (9-5) Towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 24l behind Merchant of Dubai (8-9) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcap (5) sft in Sept.
Silent Applause 12-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 15, 6l behind Lindy Lou (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcap (5) gd in Sept.
Pugilist 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 12, 41l behind New Star (9-6) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Drawn Gold 10-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 2l behind Effigy (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcap (5) gs in Sept.