Hard to be confident about any of these, but POLAR AURORAS gets the token vote as she's dropped in class after a fourth at Kempton last time. Indian Emperor also produced a better effort at this track last week having slipped down the weights, while Princess Gail scored over a shorter trip here in October, but is 7lb higher today. Baby Driver is another sliding down the handicap and he finished a bit closer at this track on Monday, but Edgware Road and Ace Master have proved best over shorter trips so far.
Indian Emperor (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Winged Valkyrie (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Polar Auroras 20-1 (8-10) Behind, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Full Bloom (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Merrjanah 66-1 (10-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, rider became unbalanced and nearly fell off over 2f out, 11th of 14, 10l behind Minortransgression (10-10) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Joyously 50-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 4l behind Bill Page (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec '10.
Edgware Road 15-2 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 19, 4l behind Half A Crown (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Nov.
Maven 15-2 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 18l behind Green Howard (9-7) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Nov.
Ace Master 22-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 7l behind Silver Wind (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Princess Gail 9-2 (9-1) Last to break, held up, headway over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Miss Villefranche (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Littleportnbrandy (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place 4f out, last of 6, 21l behind Honkers Bonkers (8-11) at Southwell 7f 3yo sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Baby Driver 9-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Barton Bounty (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Excellence (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division on inside, losing place when badly hampered inside final 3f, no real progress after, not recover, 8th of 13, 11l behind Lady On Top (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Cairanne 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 13l behind Riczar (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Illawalla 100-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 12, 42l behind Stylistickhill (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.