Mick Easterby runs Kalk Bay and Barren Brook but both may need further to show their best nowadays. Ascription is 8lb higher than when scoring at Haydock last year and Oddysey is up 10lb for her victory at the same track in August. Bling King will have come on for his recent return to action and can figure but the vote goes to AZRAEL. A winner at Yarmouth a fortnight ago, Alan McCabe's charge remains on a winning compared to his best form and can go in again.
Two For Two (IRE) (8-12) 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Vert Et Blanc (8-7) at Nantes(FR) 1m stks sft in Oct.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Fly lept start, behind, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 21l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Barren Brook 25-1 (8-11) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 19l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Destiny Blue (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on final furlong, went 3rd last 75 yards, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ascription (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) In rear, headway on outer from over 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 13l behind Lahaag (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Bling King 16-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Oddysey (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) In touch, headway to chase leader 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Flaxen Flare (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Fazza 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 13, 10l behind Yojimbo (8-12) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Warfare 5-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 17l behind Personal Touch (9-0) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Azrael 5-2fav (9-5) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Tight Lipped (9-2) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Hakuna Matata 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, driven over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 44l behind The Tiger (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.