Kuwait Star carries a penalty for last week's victory over C&D but should still be thereabouts if getting away well in the last of the races with a flag start. However, slight preference is for ORWELLIAN who went close over 6f at last week's meeting in heavy ground here. He just failed to catch Half A Crown on that occasion and can go one better with an extra furlong to cover. The New Black, Come Hither, Dream Walker and Tahlia Ree were all placed in testing going on their latest starts with preference for the latter who is less exposed. Pashan Garh finished runner-up at Newmarket last Saturday and could also figure.
Shamrocked (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, kept on under pressure final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 12, 9l behind Piceno (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Tahlia Ree (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Caramelita (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Kuwait Star 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) hvy in Oct beating Snooky (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 16 ran.
Pashan Garh 25-1 (8-6) Prominent, chased winner halfway, ridden to challenge when carried left over 1f out, ran on but always held, 2nd of 16, nk behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
On The Hoof 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 12, 11l behind Piceno (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Alice Rose (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Diamond Belle (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Orwellian 7-1fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 17, nk behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Dream Walker (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, hampered and short of room over 1f out and lost ground, ridden and ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ishiamiracle (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Travis County (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Slowly away, held up, switched right 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 10, 22l behind Serene Oasis (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Come Hither 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt, in touch, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, soon chased winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pivotal Prospect (9-1) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Crossley 66-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 21l behind A'juba (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Trust Fund Babe (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind George Fenton (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
The New Black (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) In rear, headway over 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Ever Fortune (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Artillery Train (IRE) 50-1 (8-0) Pushed along in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 19, 19l behind Fama Mac (9-2) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.