MR WILLIS goes particularly well here and looks the selection just ahead of the competitively treated December Draw while Hawaana should also go on any list after scoring on his only previous course and distance run. Three wins from five starts is the pick's record at this track and although he is yet to win over this far he has shaped as if he wants it. His last run when placing under a two pounds lighter load has worked out well and he goes well fresh. December Draw is lightly raced and has twice placed off this mark in three starts this season. He seemed to hang away any chance of scoring last time so if a bit more straight this time he'll go very close. Hawaana won when this track was running slow on his penultimate start and might just be in the grips of the handicapper, however, a return to this track may help. L'Horondelle could be weighted for an assault on the minor prizes at a price but Mr Willis is the form animal and has our confidence.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always well behind, last of 12, 32l behind The Kyllachy Kid (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Prominent, led over 6f out unitl over 4f out, ridden 2f out, losing place when not much room and eased entering final furlong, 11th of 13, 10l behind Hurricane Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Highly Regal (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 12l behind Salerosa (8-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
December Draw (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden to challenge and hung badly left over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, never quite able to mount a challenge, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Sparkling Crystal (8-8) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Hawaana (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Beauchamp Viceroy (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Mr Willis 10-3fav (8-6) Held up, headway on outside and hanging right 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Laudatory (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Quick Release (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 6f out, ridden, hanging and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong and weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Poyle Meg (8-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Tuxedo 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort on inside to challenge over 2f out, ridden and chance over 1f out, held inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Arteus (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Meydan Dubai (IRE) 11-10fav (9-1) Led 1f, tracked leader after, pushed along over 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 12l behind Storm Sir (9-1) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks 0-80 (5) pol in Aug '08.
Tiger Dream 10-1 (8-6) Behind, outpaced 4f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 17l behind Emirates Champion (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Grey Boy (GER) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Dinner Date (8-10) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.