SHAHZAN is given another chance having found a couple of previous winners too good when favourite over track and trip last month. An apprentice's 7lb claim gives him an edge in this and he should make no mistake this time. Ertikaan beat lower rated rivals in a claimer over 6f at Kempton recently and will find this tougher and Prince Of Burma makes more appeal with a recent comeback run at the same track under his belt. The latter's stablemate Crew Cut has yet to prove he stays today's distance but Cut Across has claims off his current mark.
Bayleyf (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 16, 25l behind Prodigality (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Shahzan (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Edged left soon after start, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, driven and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Ertikaan 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked leading pair, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov beating Beat The Bell (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Head Of Steam (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kickingthelilly 50-1 (8-12) Outpaced, last of 13, 34l behind Radio Gaga (8-12) at Warwick 7f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in Jun.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 25-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 16th of 18, 15l behind Street Power (8-11) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Crew Cut (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 16, 2l behind Choral (9-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Blue Jack 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Noverre To Go (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Cut Across (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Haftohaf (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 10l behind Head Of Steam (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Warfare 9-2fav (9-5) Led, hung right entering final 2f, soon headed, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Hometown Glory (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.