Impossible to make a strong case for any of this bunch and only a token vote goes the way of veteran KEYS OF CYPRUS. He was winning off much higher marks last year and wasn't that far away over C&D on a couple of occasions last month. Doctor Hilary showed a bit more last time and may figure while Jonnie Skull, Cadmium Loch and This Ones For Eddy can pop up at this level when in the mood. Dark Orchid is lightly-raced and may be capable of better than she's shown so far.
Cadmium Loch 10-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 9l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Outpaced in rear, never in contention, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Dark Orchid 7-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway approaching final furlong, soon eased, 9th of 12, 14l behind Outlaw Torn (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Hold The Star 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Strong Man (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
This Ones For Eddy 33-1 (8-11) Pushed along in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 14, 6l behind Ace Of Spies (9-0) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Keys of Cyprus 28-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 12, 9l behind Aragorn Rouge (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Doctor Hilary 50-1 (9-4) Held up, switched right and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Circuitous (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Venetias Dream (IRE) 9-2fav (8-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 7l behind Artful Lady (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 15-2 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 17, 39l behind Half A Crown (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct.
Hab Reeh 9-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 5th of 11, 2l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Big Sylv (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon rallied, no extra close home, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Willow Beck (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.