A few of these have something to prove off their current marks. That includes Talent Scout, 10lb higher than July's win over track and trip, while Zeyran won off an 11lb lower mark at Yarmouth last season. Stellar Express and Topamichi are others likely to struggle off their current marks. By contrast, Thatchmaster has been winning on the all-weather and is 5lb lower back on this surface and former stablemate Kingscroft also has a shout. Bartack may figure on his debut for a new yard and Kalk Bay is not out of this either. But TWO MOONS is the least exposed and he gets the nod on his handicap debut after opening his account at Southwell last month.
Talent Scout (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Chiswick Bey (8-0) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Ansaab 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 22, 9l behind Brae Hill (9-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Kingscroft (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Bop It (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Stellar Express (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 8f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 5l behind Modernism (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Zeyran (IRE) 2-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Starlight Symphony (8-11) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Bartack (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led over 6f out, headed over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Defendant (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Rider removed hood late dwelt, close up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Falcon's Reign (8-8) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Rocket Ronnie (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear far side group, never a factor, 16th of 19, 27l behind Manchestar (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Bob (8-13) 7th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Cielo Canarias (9-2) at La Zarzuela(SPA) 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.
Topamichi 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway on inside over 3f out, shaken up and beaten over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 25l behind Invincible Hero (8-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Prophesy (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 15th of 20, 10l behind Running Deer (8-8) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Thatchmaster (USA) 7-4fav (9-2) Disputed lead until led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged right and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind The Lock Master (9-13) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Johnno 16-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 13th of 18, 15l behind Hillbilly Boy (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Dolphin Rock 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader 1f, prominent, ridden over 3f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Invincible Hero (8-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Two Moons 7-4fav (10-0) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway under presssure over 1f out, ran on to lead final strides, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar beating On Demand (8-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Hard Core Debt 33-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway on outer 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 31l behind Dark Ruler (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
The Osteopath (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 15, 5l behind Swiftly Done (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.