Recent Kempton winner Sirjosh will find life tough off his new mark, and it was only a lowly seller that I Confess won at Wolverhampton last month. Highland Harvest was only beaten a length over 6f here recently and this extra furlong is no problem so he could figure. However, in an open contest it could pay to stick with a less exposed sort and CATCHING ZEDS fits the bill. Ian Williams' filly has been placed in maidens at both Kempton and Southwell recently and gets the vote on her handicap debut.
Until The Man (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 15l behind Lord Theo (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol.
Fivefold (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon switched left, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 10l behind Tuxedo (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Highland Harvest 16-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Mango Music (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
I Confess 10-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leader until 5f out, pressed leader over '1f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Nov beating Apache Ridge (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Catching Zeds 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and soon headed, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Divine Call (9-3) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Posy Fossil (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impresison on leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Gallantry (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sirjosh 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, good headway towards inside over 2f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol beating Musical Script (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
El Libertador (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Black N Brew (9-10) at Sandown 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Shaded Edge 33-1 (8-9) Outpaced and always trailing in rear, tailed off, last of 13, 34l behind Hellbender (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Safwaan 20-1 (8-11) Pushed along in rear, some late headway, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In rear, pushed along 4f out, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 8, 4l behind Super Frank (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.