A multiple winner over a mile at this track, On The Cusp's previous efforts at longer trips don't inspire much confidence. By contrast, AUDEN will appreciate the extra distance as he found a mile too short here last time and is a winner over 1m2f in Ireland. Sir Dylan and Jordaura have recorded their all-weather wins on the Polytrack though the latter acts on today's surface and Aureate won here back in 2009. Naughtybychoice is another stepping up in distance and Miss Ella Jade makes more appeal as she went close the last time she raced over track and trip.
Auden (USA) 18-1 (9-2) Behind most of way, never on terms, 8th of 12, 10l behind Chrissycross (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Sir Dylan 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not clear run 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 17l behind Kashgar (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
On The Cusp (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind McConnell (10-8) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Jordaura 20-1 (8-2) Dwelt in rear, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 7, 15l behind Oratorio's Joy (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dew Reward (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 22l behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Aureate 20-1 (8-10) In rear, headway to go close up 10f out, ridden to chase leaders over 4f out, plugged on, 4th of 9, 14l behind The Young Master (8-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 50-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 19l behind Riptide (10-0) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Primacy (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Held up behind, not clear run 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 14, 6l behind This Is Me (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Miss Ella Jade 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, weakend 2f out, 7th of 11, 21l behind Rock of Ages (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Botanist 8-1 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Perfect Honour (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct '12.
Naughtybychoice 4-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 3f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Birdy Boy (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar.
Omega Omega 20-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Goodlukin Lucy (9-2) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Rapid Water 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, driven forward, in touch on outside, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Arabian Flight (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Una Bella Cosa 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 24l behind Curious Mind (9-0) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs.