Spitfire won this last year and is only 1lb higher today. He has leading claims as does HANNAHS TURN. The latter has slipped back to a more reasonable mark having won four times on the Fibresand early in the year and can return to winning ways. All Right Now has been winning off much lower marks on the Turf but is 14lb higher for his return to the all-weather while it's anybody's guess what mood Megaleka will turn up in as she's finished nearer last either side of scoring at Nottingham. Putin is another who pops up when he feels like it and is not badly handicapped on his most recent placed effort at the track.
Fortrose Academy (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Prominent, led well over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Commanche (9-2) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) hvy in Oct.
Hannahs Turn 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Amosite (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Spitfire 7-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced, pushed along over 3f out, headway on inside over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Solarmaite (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug.
All Right Now 9-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct beating First Peninsular (8-8) by 2l, 14 ran.
Shamrocked (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Dark Lane (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Megaleka 11-1 (8-8) Switched left soon after start, behind, headway under pressure 2f out, soon ridden, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Passionada (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Night Trade (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 7l behind Presumido (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Raced freely, led, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kylladdie (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Ioannou 9-4fav (9-6) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Sleek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Lees Anthem 10-1 (8-8) Soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened quickly and eased final furlong, 11th of 13, 13l behind Beckermet (9-5) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Orwellian 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Beckermet (9-5) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Pearl Noir 33-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Bitaphon (9-1) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Fair Bunny 33-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.