Scarborough Lily is holding her form well and went close at Wolverhampton last time after scoring over C&D in August. Putin made a massive improvement on his earlier outing at this track when landing a race over a mile here a week ago and he has a penalty to contend with, while Totally Trusted has yet to live up to her name, as she's turned in a couple of poor efforts either side of finishing third over C&D last month. Preference goes to SOPRAN NAD, who returns to this surface for the first time since August's cosy victory and is 1lb better off with his apprentice's claim taken into account.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Mountrath (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Takajan (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to chase leaders, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 5l behind Haadeeth (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Scarborough Lily 6-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Know No Fear (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Eshoog (IRE) 22-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, headway to lead 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 13l behind Haadeeth (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Totally Trusted 9-4 (8-5) Raced wide tracked leadersd, one pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 15l behind Take Cover (9-5) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.
Cristaliyev 40-1 (8-1) Went left start, raced stand side, always in rear, 11th of 12, 24l behind May Be Some Time (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Putin (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs beating So Is She (8-9) by 2l, 14 ran.
Sopran Nad (ITY) 17-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 10, 5l behind Know No Fear (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Red Scintilla 11-2 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) gd in Oct.
Lujano 11-1 (8-10) Prominent, led over 6f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 16, 15l behind Adorable Choice (9-5) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Billy Cadiz 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 6th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Hoppy's Flyer (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Norcroft 33-1 (8-0) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 7l behind Trojan Rocket (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Wotatomboy 16-1 (8-6) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 8l behind Princess Dayna (9-2) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Spirit Of Dixie 66-1 (8-9) Led center group, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Elspeth's Boy (9-0) at Redcar 1m sell stks (6) gd.