A 10lb rise for Piceno's earlier win at Catterick seemed a bit harsh and so it proved when he was beaten eight lengths back at the same track last time. Elspeth's Boy has claims if taking to the surface but the proven course form of ONLY TEN PER CENT should stand him in good stead. He's won three times over track and trip this year and is only 2lb higher than his latest win in July. Avonrose is dual course winner and not badly weighted for her return to the Fibresand and Opus Dei's best recent effort came over 6f at this track. Minortransgression is another with claims back on the Fibresand.
Piceno (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Conry (8-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 11-1 (8-8) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Yojimbo (8-12) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Raced wide, held up, steady headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden one pace and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 12, 7l behind Waking Warrior (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Key Ambition 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 13l behind Half A Billion (8-8) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Avonrose 9-2fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Purley Queen (8-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Behind, driven over 3f out, stayed on through beaten horses inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 11l behind Piceno (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Nasharra (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Barkston Ash (8-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Opus Dei 16-1 (8-11) Slowly away raced wide soon recovered, in touch over 5f outr, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 6l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Mazovian (USA) 40-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 7l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Sehnsucht (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leader and keen, led over 3f out, stayed on far rail in straight, ridden and narrowly headed insid efinal furlong, rallied as winner idled towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind No Dominion (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Fayr Fall (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Majestic Dream (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Minortransgression (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 8l behind Cut Across (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Layla's King 9-2 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 13, 18l behind Outpost (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Always behind, 10th of 13, 28l behind Conry (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.