Beaten on his last couple of starts at Kempton and then Doncaster last Saturday, TAKE COVER is beginning to look like a course specialist. He won all three outings at this track last year and the lightly-raced five-year-old may not have finished winning yet. Amenable is also unbeaten on Fibresand though he's failed to figure on the Turf of late while Waking Warrior has been raised 8lb for an admittedly easy victory over C&D last time. Beat The Bell arrives on the back of a win at Wolverhampton though none of his 10 wins have been on this surface and both of Outpost's course wins came over a mile.
Take Cover 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened well over 2f out, last of 19, 24l behind Eton Rifles (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Amenable (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Pressed leader, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, gradually weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Cheveton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
R Woody 15-2 (8-10) Hedl up in mid-division, ridden and no response 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 14th of 16, 17l behind Prodigality (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Ertikaan 7-2 (9-2) In touch on outside, headway towards far side over 2f out, chased winner and every chance 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Victorian Bounty (8-9) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Outpost (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 18, 8l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Waking Warrior 9-2fav (9-2) In touch, ridden and headway halfway, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct beating Half A Billion (8-12) by 2l, 12 ran.
Scottish Lake 15-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, found extra when challenged towards finish, gamely, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Dozy Joe (9-2) by nk, 13 ran.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 9l behind Cheveton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Awkwardly away, keen raced wide towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 10, 8l behind Muhdiq (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beat The Bell 4-1 (8-10) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, driven and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct beating Mount Hollow (9-2) by 2l, 12 ran.
Rafaaf (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Magic Secret (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Mon Brav 9-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 4l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Greenhead High 28-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Fama Mac (9-2) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.