PICENO bounced back to form when scoring at Newmarket on Saturday by three lengths. He's won at this track before and can defy a penalty dropping down a grade. Half A Crown is also dropped in class but arrives in woeful form while both Dance For Georgie and Khajaaly went close on their latest starts but neither have raced on this surface before. Hellbender goes well here but remains 6lb higher than his latest win at the track and Silly Billy is another course winner, although he's 10lb higher than when runner-up here back in April. Bassett Road could figure and Mazovian has every chance off his current mark if back to his best.
Piceno (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Maded most, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Pashan Garh (8-7) by 3l, 14 ran.
Half A Crown (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Reared start, always behind, 12th of 13, 36l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Dance For Georgie 9-2fav (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 14, shd behind George Fenton (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Khajaaly (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Greensward (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Two No Bids (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt hampered soon after start, pushed along in rear, headway entering final 2f, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind All Right Now (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Hellbender (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 10l behind Baraboy (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Run It Twice (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 11l behind Commissar (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Silly Billy (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Camerooney (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Always behind, 6th of 8, 19l behind Greensward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Emperatriz 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind The Scuttler (8-13) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Bassett Road (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Pressed leader, challenged 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on to 2nd final 75 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind One Way Or Another (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Ellaal 40-1 (9-4) Held up, headway far side 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Royal Holiday (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Mazovian (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Soon outpaced and behind, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 10l behind King Bertie (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Speronella 8-1 (9-4) Went slightly left start, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 8th of 10, 7l behind New Rich (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.