Green Earth has been in really good form just lately, winning a Kempton claimer over this trip last month, which was sandwiched between two runner-up placings at this venue, and he will be very tough to beat now back in this grade, but we are going to take him on with SYRIAN. The Ian Williams-trained pick won a course and distance claimer in August, his last try in this type of contest, and it has been tough for him in handicaps since. Now switched back to this company he can come back to form. Florio Vincitore won here over 6f last year and wasn't far away in a Kempton handicap last time, so his first start in a claimer could bear some fruit. Chat De La Burg is another who can get involved.
Chat De La Burg (USA) 17-2 (8-12) Led until ridden and narrowly headed 2f out, stayed well there until weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Warning Song (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Green Earth (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Raced in handy 4th, chased winner from 2f out, edged left and not quicken over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, plugged on, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Dream Of Fortune (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Syrian 14-1 (8-12) Started very slowly, always behind, no chance final 2f, 7th of 8, 22l behind Akinoshirabe (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Too Late Jones (USA) Smarty Jones gelding out of Bells Are Ringing.
Florio Vincitore (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, slight lead until 6f out, pressed leader and every chance from 2f out until approaching final furlong, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Dinner Date (9-1) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rainsborough 25-1 (8-13) Led, headed inside final 2f, ridden and hung right from rail over 1f out, weakened soon after, last of 6, 10l behind Lang Shining (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 1f clm stks (6) sft in Aug.
Wishformore (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Cloud's End (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Fight Or Flight Mark Of Esteem filly out of My Preference.
Giulietta Da Vinci 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 10l behind One Hit Wonder (9-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Miss Kitty Grey (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Tracked leader center 5f out, soon no chance with stands side, last of 14, 46l behind Franki J (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.