Unexposed and improving MAZAMORRA should be able to follow-up on his facile success over course and distance despite being 8lb higher in the weights. Marco Botti's runner found life easy on just his second handicap start last time and with more likely he should be tough to beat over his optimum trip. Hail Bold Chief is clearly on form but only just scored last time so will find in tough to land a hat-trick from a revised mark while Harting Hill gained a deserved success last time but again might now be in the grip of the assessor. Snow Magic won over course and distance on handicap debut last time so looks a big threat but Mazamorra could still be ahead of the handicapper.
Mazamorra (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Whispering Spirit (9-8) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Spanish Island (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Hampered soon after start, mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 10l behind Hazzard County (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Hail Bold Chief (USA) 17-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led entering final furlong, just held on last strides, won at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Dream On Buddy (9-5) by ns, 9 ran.
Streets Of War (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, effort well over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Saint Pierre (9-1) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Copper Penny 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden on inside over 1f out, never dangerous, eased last 100 yards, last of 9, 12l behind Hail Bold Chief (9-4) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Aussie Blue (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Always prominent, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, soon hung right, eased near finish, won at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Sharakti (8-12) by 4l, 12 ran.
Snow Magic (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Madame Excelerate (9-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Harting Hill 7-4fav (9-8) Prominent, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Fitz (9-4) by nk, 14 ran.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 11l behind Faithful One (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Dirakh Shan 14-1 (9-3) In touch, under pressure well over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 12, 22l behind Recalcitrant (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.