Smart Affair scored over a longer trip here last month but is also a C&D winner so could get involved. The inconsistent Applaude won over track and trip on one of his better days but multiple course winner Orpen Wide remains out of sorts. GERONIMO CHIEF ran out of steam in the latter stages of his return from over a year on the sidelines when fifth at Wolverhampton. The C&D winner is back on a winning mark and can get his head back in front in this.
Geronimo Chief (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Outlaw Torn (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Smart Affair 11-4fav (9-2) Slowly away, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 10, 12l behind Blue Zealot (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Applaude 40-1 (8-10) Slowly away, towards rear, pushed along in rear over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 26l behind Archina (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Chez Vrony 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Wyndham Wave (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Heading To First 9-4fav (8-8) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Ryedale Lass (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) sft in Jun.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Raced wide led and soon clear, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 18l behind Ishiamiracle (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 22l behind Silly Gilly (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Gay Gallivanter 40-1 (8-0) Close up, ridden over 5f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Saint Irene (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Zoom In 66-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, mid-division, driven halfway, never on terms, 7th of 17, 5l behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Desert Red (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, not much room on inside 5f out, ridden 2f out, driven and beaten over 1f out, last of 10, 8l behind Boudoir (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.