Steel Rain loves this track and, though carrying a 6lb penalty for his latest success here, it will be a surprise if he isn't in the frame. Commanche acts on any ground though may just be better over an extra furlong as it was at Windsor last time. Sharaarah is consistent enough and only 4lb higher than when scoring at Musselburgh in August but it's CHEVETON who looks the one to be on. He gained a course and distance victory last month on very heavy ground and didn't get the best of runs on his follow-up attempt at Pontefract. Best Trip has been going well in better handicaps than this but appears to need further.
Maglietta Fina (IRE) 18-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 7l behind Even Stevens (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.
Sharaarah (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Storm Moon (9-4) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Best Trip (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up, took keen hold, headway and switched right 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 8l behind Dusky Queen (8-13) at York 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Cheveton 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, held when hampered just inside final furlong, faded towards finish, 7th of 13, 8l behind Arctic Feeling (8-10) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Commanche 11-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) hvy in Oct beating Ortac Rock (8-10) by 1l, 11 ran.
Lasilia (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Dancheur (8-6) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Steel Rain 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to close over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Ace Master (8-5) by ns, 13 ran.
Verinco 5-1 (9-1) Went right start, prominent, driven halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 19l behind The Nifty Fox (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Oil Strike 40-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Arctic Feeling (8-10) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
West Coast Dream 8-1 (9-4) Reared leaving stalls, held up, headway over 2f out, never on terms, no impression, 7th of 14, 6l behind Foxy Music (8-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Point North (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, smooth headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Rambo Will 8-1 (9-1) Made all, clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct beating Indian Tinker (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.