There was plenty of confidence behind COSIMO DE MEDICI when he returned to this track in August and he duly obliged. That was over 1m6f but he stays today's longer trip and Hughie Morrison's charge gets the nod. Masterful Act won an all-weather bumper here early in the year and is back on this surface for the first time since while Mawaakef has raced only once at this track but ran well for second over a mile. One Pursuit has hit form with a vengeance and scored easily over 1m4f at Newbury last time. He has a 10lb hike to contend with today but is a dual course winner and looks a danger.
Cosimo De Medici 50-1 (8-7) In rear, stayed on into mid-division final 2f, never near leaders, 19th of 33, 20l behind Scatter Dice (8-8) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gs in Oct.
Mawaakef (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Held up, ridden and dropped to rear 4f out, 12th of 13, 45l behind Ballinderry Boy (8-3) at Ascot 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Masterful Act (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Led until over 4f out, soon hung left and weakened, 7th of 10, 38l behind Bin Singspiel (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (2) pol in Oct.
One Pursuit (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, easily, won at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) hvy in Oct beating Highway Code (10-4) by 11l, 12 ran.
Wayward Glance 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced 3f out, rallied over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Madam Lilibet (9-0) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Scribe (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) With leader, led after 3f, headed over 5f out, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 7, 38l behind Getaway Car (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Vicky Valentine 15-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 11l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.