None of these inspire confidence and WRENINGHAM is no more than a speculative selection. He at least arrives in good form having gone close at Kempton last time and the talented apprentice Charlie Bishop takes 3lb off his back. Sandwith has shown a bit more recently but still looks on a high enough mark, while Madam Isshe can turn in the odd decent run when she's in the mood. Bathwick Xaara's win at Goodwood in August looks like a fluke as she's been in dire form since and Canadian Danehill and Lujiana will have to dig deep to rediscover past glories.
Simple Rhythm 6-1fav (9-2) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 11l behind Bateleur (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Sandwith 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, never on terms, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Yungaburra (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Bathwick Xaara 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 14l behind Trojan Rocket (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Madam Isshe 8-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 10th of 17, 7l behind El Dececy (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Oct.
Wreningham 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, nk behind Lucky Royale (9-0) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Heresellie (IRE) 66-1 (8-2) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened and edged right over 2f out, last of 8, 23l behind Bond Blade (8-9) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Oct.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, hung right and weakened approaching final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Yungaburra (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Lujiana 25-1 (8-6) Always in rear, wide in to straight 3f out, last of 12, 19l behind Princess Dayna (9-2) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Soon led, ran slightly off bend before halfway, pressed from 3f out, soon headed and no extra, last of 16, well behind Fred Fenster (9-5) at Cork 1m 3yo mdn sft in Oct.
The Magic of Rio 16-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened and hung left final furlong, 12th of 14, 8l behind Lucky Art (8-4) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar.
Bird Dog 100-1 (8-2) Mid-division, effort halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Princess Dayna (9-2) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.