A couple stand out at the weights but question marks hang over both. The only time King Torus has encountered soft ground was in France last season where he was well beaten. In contrast, Sarrsar has won in the mud but dropped tamely away at Ayr last time confirming how inconsistent he is. It could pay to take them on with HUNG PARLIAMENT, who will have come on for his recent comeback and landed a Listed race in testing ground at Longchamp last year. The remainder have plenty to find on today's terms, though Stevie Thunder and Hot Rod Mamma have winning form on today's going.
King Torus (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 9l behind Bubble Chic (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Oct.
Ancient Greece 8-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, good headway centre 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, held on close home, all out, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep beating Bidable (9-1) by hd, 10 ran.
Focail Eile 4-1fav (9-7) In touch, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Smart Step (8-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Sarrsar 7-2fav (9-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 32l behind Don't Call Me (8-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
Stevie Thunder 7-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Inler (9-2) at Newmarket 1m cond Stakes (2) gd in Oct.
West End Lad 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Oct.
Hung Parliament (FR) 40-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 9l behind Mia's Boy (8-11) at Doncaster 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 13, 16l behind Mia's Boy (8-11) at Doncaster 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct.