Pavershooz would have to have strong claims at the weights here and made an encouraging Polytrack debut at Wolverhampton last time, though he does have to prove he handles this quicker surface and EDINBURGH KNIGHT is preferred. Paul D'Arcy's charge would have finished closer when racing from this mark at Doncaster last time, has won his only start at this venue and will appreciate the step back up from the minimum trip. He looks a very solid option from a good draw. Take Ten looks a danger in spite of being raised 10lb for a comfortable Dundalk win and a follow-up would be no shock. Flipando has won from higher marks than this and is respected along with Billy Red, while Matsunosuke ended a miserable run in a poor race last time but may now be rejuvenated.
Arganil (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, detatched halfway, soon pulled up, in a race won by Hoof It (9-2) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct, 21 ran.
Matsunosuke 3-1 (9-3) Always travelling well just behind leaders, led on bit over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol beating Imprimis Tagula (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Take Ten 9-2 (8-8) Soon led, ridden and kept on strongly from over 1f out, comfortably, won at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Oct beating Noverre To Go (9-9) by 3l, 14 ran.
Flipando (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) In rear, not trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Quick Wit (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Tourist 11-4fav (9-7) Dwelt, held in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Matsunosuke (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Raced in rear, never a factor, 13th of 21, 4 1/2l behind Hoof It (9-2) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Mirza 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, hampered and lost place over 1f out, 15th of 17, 13l behind Russian Spirit (8-12) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) gs.
Pavershooz 12-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Mister Laurel (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Billy Red 25-1 (8-13) Held up tracking leaders, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Piscean (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.