BLESSINGTON's run on heavy ground last time was too bad to be true. The going probably played a part but the outing may also have come too soon after an excellent second to Intibaah at Ascot and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice here. A wide draw complicates matters, however, and course and distance winner If So has to be a danger after placed efforts at Haydock and Kempton. Prodigality has been very highly tried this year and should appreciate this easier task but this looks much too sharp for Trader Jack while Fair Value's best form is over 5f. Peace Seeker was only beaten a nose at Wolverhampton last time but is 3lb higher here and was behind If So earlier, though finished ahead of Stonefield Flyer. Rivellino has been running a little better than recent form figures suggests and shouldn't be ignored as he's already won twice over this trip on the Polytrack.
Prodigality 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 21, 2l behind Morache Music (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader, led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (2) pol.
Alben Star (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders center, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 17th of 26, 11l behind Captain Ramius (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) hvy in Sep '12.
Trader Jack 10-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, effort on inside and plugged on same pace final 2f, 8th of 13, 7l behind Haafaguinea (8-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
If So 5-2fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Naabegha 6-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (2) pol.
Rivellino 3-1fav (9-5) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Hoodna (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Blessington (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, well held final 2f, eased, last of 8, well behind Tariq Too (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct.
Stonefield Flyer 9-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (2) pol.
Peace Seeker 8-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, caught last stride, 2nd of 12, ns behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (2) pol.
Fair Value (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, chased leaders, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Zero Money (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Bumped start, took ken hold and held up last, still pulling 4f out, ridden and beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 8l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.