Lothair left previous efforts behind when winning a seller at Hamilton in the summer but Nurse Dominatrix only won a weak contest here two weeks ago and is likely to find a few of these too strong. Noble Jack and Come Hither must have a decent chance in this grade while River Ardeche was only beaten a length over C&D last month and has every chance of going one better. SUNNYSIDE TOM couldn't quicken behind Fayr Falls over 7f here last time but should have no problem keeping up with these and is probably the one to beat if anywhere near the form he showed when second to Fathsta in a Beverley claimer in August.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt outpaced throughout, last of 6, well behind La Estrella (9-10) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs.
Noble Jack (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind The Lock Master (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Lothair (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Always prominent, led over 2f out, soon hard pressed, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, ran on to lead post, won at Hamilton 6f Selling Handicap (0-65) (3-5yo) (6) hvy in Jul beating Face East (8-8) by nk, 10 ran.
Bold Marc (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) 7th of 19, 4l behind Musikverein (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m clm stks gd in Oct.
Eastern Hills 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 39l behind Zip Lock (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
River Ardeche 7-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Sir George (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Light From Mars (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Sunnyside Tom (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Fayr Fall (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Come Hither 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Kuwait Star (9-6) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Nurse Dominatrix (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Soon in rear, headway from 3f out, went 2nd 1f out, led well inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs beating Pull The Pin (8-13) by nk, 9 ran.
Darrow (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) In rear, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 33l behind Arley Hall (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) hvy.
Whisky Bravo 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and bumped leaving stalls, behind, headway on wide outside and hung left over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Boudoir (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Guava 50-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.