Plenty with chances in a wide-open handicap. Wolverhampton winner Al's Memory has been raised only 2lb and can figure again while Emkanaat could go close back over 7f. Jungle Bay beat Seek The Fair Land and Smokethatthunders over 6f here last time but is upped in class along Kuanyao, who is chasing a hat-trick under a penalty for last week's victory over track and trip. NASSAU STORM has a good a chance as any having slipped down the weights and, after finishing a close-up fifth at Kempton last time, he gets the speculative vote.
Nassau Storm 5-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, good headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong unable to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 1l behind Tasrih (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Al's Memory (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased leader halfway, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Living The Life (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Tidentime (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent on outside, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Upavon (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Nov.
The Great Gabrial 7-4fav (9-6) Took keen hold chasing leaders on outside, went 3rd 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on well, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Leonard Thomas (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Emkanaat 2-1fav (9-8) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance 1f out, found no extra and held inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Brother Tiger (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Jungle Bay 5-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Seek The Fair Land (9-4) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Tagula Night (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, never involved, 11th of 12, 5l behind Interception (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Mister Musicmaster 14-1 (9-0) Led 1f, prominent, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 11l behind Dixie's Dream (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Kuanyao (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led for 2f, tracked leader, regained lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Club House (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Comrade Bond 14-1 (9-3) Chased leader, led over 2f out until well over 1f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Capaill Liath (9-4) at Kempton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Jungle Bay (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Seek The Fair Land 7-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Jungle Bay (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.