A handful of these have already achieved a handicap rating with THREE D ALEXANDER coming out best of them. She found one too good when starting favourite here last week on her first start since August but can make amends with that pipe-opener under her belt. Searchlight looks next best on his recent placed efforts, although Dove Mountain has earlier form in Ireland that gives him a chance. The others have it all to do at the weights unless Red House has taken a big step forward since last seen at the track in June.
Dove Mountain (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Secret Suspect (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Red House 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 8l behind Viva Verglas (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Searchlight 3-1 (8-12) Led until over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Captain Secret (9-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Anfield 9-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, hung badly right over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 5l behind Global Explorer (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Cheeky Peta's 20-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden halfway, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Under Approval (9-4) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Sylvan Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt keen in touch in rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 19l behind Much Promise (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Three D Alexander (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Set strong pace, headed over 1f out, staying on same pace when hampered well inside final furlong, eased close home, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Outbacker (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.