All things being equal GRANDE CAIMAN should win this seller. Easily the highest rated in the field the gelding is well served by the framing of this race and although he hasn't been running up to his lofty rating he showed a spark of form last time which might have been a signal of intent. Mezarat has gone well on artificial surfaces in Italy but will have to step up on his UK debut and Kimberley Downs only has a head to find on the selection after their last clash so has to be considered on that. Budva has plenty to do at the weights but is often better when racing here than his rating suggests so must make the list but Grande Caiman should be too good.
Black Falcon (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, weakened and hung left over 2f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Short Supply (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs in Oct.
Kimberley Downs (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 12l behind Diggeratt (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.
Mezarat (ITY) 18-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway on rails 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 10l behind Hurricane Thomas (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Feeling (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Led early, prominent, not much room over 5f out, saddle slipped and jockey lost iron, weakened final furlong, 4th of 13, 14l behind Switched Off (11-3) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) sft in Sep.
Grande Caiman (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, went modest 3rd after, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Diggeratt (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.
Lava Steps (USA) 40-1 (8-4) Very slowly away, always in rear, 8th of 11, 18l behind Graceful Descent (8-6) at Hamilton 1m 3f clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
Poesmulligan (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always well off the pace in rear and never a factor, 10th of 13, 14l behind Dream Of Fortune (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Budva 12-1 (9-0) Led until halfway, chased leader after, narrow lead inside final 3f until over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 11l behind Sula Two (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Suor Angelica (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along over 7f out, weakened 4f out, eased well over 1f out, 8th of 11, well behind Drop The Hammer (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Miss Wendy 11-2 (9-0) Soon tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Edward Whymper (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo sll (6) sft in Oct.