Veteran course specialist Elusive Warrior has a shout at this level and Mazovian is not easily dismissed off his current mark. The latter may well reverse running from earlier in the year with Bitaphon. Upper Lambourn has shown his best form here over 6f so far while Mataajir is another course winner to have slipped down the weights and he may figure. MASKED DANCE returns from an absence but an apprentice's claim allows him to race off a 7lb lower mark than when scoring here in February and Scott Dixon's charge gets a tentative vote.
Hazza The Jazza 5-1 (9-6) Last pair, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 10, 26l behind Rasselas (9-2) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gd in Oct.
Masked Dance (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden halfway no impression, 4th of 6, 7l behind Elusive Hawk (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Mazovian (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Soon outpaced and behind, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 10l behind King Bertie (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Vitznau (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 34l behind Harvest Mist (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Just Paul (8-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Outpaced, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Very First Blade (9-3) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Jun.
Poetic Belle 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out on outer, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 9l behind Quadriga (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Bitaphon (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Dancing Cosmos (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Mataajir (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind One Last Dream (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Drive Home (USA) 28-1 (8-10) Chased leader, led 5f out, headed over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 23l behind Deliberation (8-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Pearl Noir 20-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace never on terms, 5th of 10, 6l behind Beacon Tarn (8-11) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Fast On (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden into 10th 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 8th of 16, 6l behind Fulminata (9-7) at Listowel 1m hcp hvy in Sep.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Taken to post early tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Frosty Friday (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Shelling Peas 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 12l behind Prigsnov Dancer (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.