Today's longer distance is a worry for both Emerald Wilderness and Ajeeb but LIVIA'S DREAM won over 1m4f at Kempton in September. She had Moderator a couple of lengths behind when going very close back at the same track last time and looks the safest option. Others with a less obvious chance include David Pipe's runner The Pier, 8lb lower than when fifth at Dundalk last year and Wildomar, back on a winning mark with an apprentice's claim taken into account. Canary Wharf had looked progressive before seemingly not staying today's distance when last at Leicester so it's interesting connections persevere with Silvestre De Sousa on board.
Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) In touch towards rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Tinshu (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Ajeeb (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 13, 6l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Livia's Dream (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Miss Aix (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Uphold 12-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Kay Gee Be (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Nov.
Moderator 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Miss Aix (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Alazan (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 16l behind No Heretic (11-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Canary Wharf (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 16l behind Require (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
The Pier (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Prominent, led and disputed after 4f, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out and weakened, 11th of 14, 20l behind Strandfield Lady (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 4f 3yo stks pol in Nov '11.
Cape Safari (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Always behind, 8th of 9, 28l behind Layali Dubai (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Wildomar 66-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 9, 9l behind Media Hype (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.