DONTPAYTHEFERRYMAN escapes a penalty for last Thursday's win at this track as that victory came in an apprentice race. He has now won his last three starts here and looks sure to start a short-price once again with only Mediterranean Sea looking capable of giving him a race. The latter has been placed here on his last two outings and makes more appeal than Credential, who has won here before but looks up against it at the weights. Eseej is back on a winning mark but is returning from a three-month absence and may need the run.
Dontpaytheferryman (USA) 4-7fav (10-1) Tracked leading pair, headway to lead over 4f out, clear over 2f out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Magic Haze (9-1) by 11l, 7 ran.
Eseej (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Led but pressed for lead, headed 3f out, soon lost 2nd and weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Spensley (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) In rear but in touch, headway over 3f out, soon chasiing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Rubi Dia (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Dec.
Wogan's Sister 33-1 (9-6) Soon led, headed 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, last of 13, 44l behind Bentley (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Crimson Monarch (USA) 33-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Straversjoy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Jackie Kiely 16-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and outpaced over 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ramora (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Credential 50-1 (10-2) Mid-division, ridden 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 14th of 15, 28l behind Scarab (11-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.