Pepper Lane pinged the stalls and made all for an easy victory in a C&D handicap last time but the handicapper has reacted with a 9lb rise and a follow-up would be difficult. Saucy Brown dropped into claiming company to score at Hamilton and now back in the winning groove is much respected from this mark though stablemate Amenable is an even more likely winner though his low draw is against him. The once useful Hogmaneigh makes his debut for Mark Johnston but will probably need the run from his poor draw while Arganil appears better on the all-weather these days. Hotham last won at York in July and has dropped 10lb in the ratings subsequently. He'll be winning soon but could have done with a higher draw here. URSULA finished with a real flourish when fourth to Mon Brav at Thirsk last time, her second start since October, and at just 1lb higher than when scoring at Ayr in July she looks ready to win again.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 5l behind Doctor Parkes (8-5) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Able Master (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 16th of 20, 41l behind Fathsta (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Kellys Eye (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Dwelt, and not much room at start, held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 9th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Horseradish (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division, switched left 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 18, 3l behind Novellen Lad (8-10) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Hogmaneigh (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division far side group, weakened well over 1f out, soon eased, 24th of 25, 18l behind Colonel Mak (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Amenable (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Led far side group, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, no extra towards finish, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Arganil (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Went right start, behind far side group, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Mirza 12-1 (8-8) In touch, pushed along after 2f, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 9l behind Take Ten (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Thrust Control (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Always prominent, led over 1f out, hard ridden and strongly challenged inside final furlong, all out, won at Redcar 6f clm stks (6) gf in May beating Prince Of Vasa (9-1) by nk, 5 ran.
Coolminx (IRE) 5-1fav (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, 4th of 11, 2l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Pepper Lane 10-1 (9-0) Broke smartly, soon crossed to stand side rail, made all, ridden and ran on, won at Ripon 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May beating Jade (8-2) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, switched left over 1f out, soon ridden to lead, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f clm (6) gd in May beating Esprit De Midas (9-3) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Medici Time 7-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Enderby Spirit (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Hotham 33-1 (8-7) Hampered start, always in rear, 17th of 19, 10l behind Masamah (9-9) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Grissom (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 16th of 19, 11l behind Silver Wind (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Ursula (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear stands side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Mon Brav (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Red Cape (FR) 16-1 (8-10) With leader, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on until no extra final 75 yards, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Flowing Cape (9-4) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.