Griffin Point is very consistent which is why she is now 10lb higher than when scoring at Bath in August. ANGELO POLIZIANO finished runner-up three times on Turf before scoring over the C&D last month. He looks capable of going in again from his new mark The last time Atlantic Beach won a race it was here a year ago and he's back on the same mark so has to be considered along with Mick Easterby's lightly-raced Under Par, who has been well supported on her two latest starts and may have been a little unfortunate last time. Desert Strike has won nine times on the all-weather and is still capable of a big run despite his weight while Volcanic Dust has slipped to a lenient mark and is another to consider.
Desert Strike 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Atlantic Beach 13-2 (10-0) Outpaced, ridden 4f out, nearest finish, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Catalyze (9-9) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Befortyfour 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always behind, 10th of 12, 12l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Blown It (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 12, 14l behind Mother Jones (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
No Mean Trick (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Spitfire (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Griffin Point (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Aubrietia (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Angelo Poliziano 11-4fav (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Here Now And Why (9-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 8l behind Alaskan Bullet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Bailadeira 33-1 (9-2) Chased leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, staying on same pace when hampered closing stages, eased, last of 12, 8l behind Glastonberry (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Sextons House (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 9th of 12, 6l behind Glastonberry (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Chateau Lola 33-1 (8-9) Stumbled and went left start, always behind, last of 11, 42l behind Demora (9-2) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Under Par 9-2fav (8-10) Led early, pressed leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Artful Lady (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.