KNOW NO FEAR ended a long losing run with victory over C&D a fortnight ago. A 3lb rise may not be be enough to prevent a follow up and he gets the nod to go in again. Trojan Rocket has been in good form over 6f at this track of late, though he was well beaten on a previous start over today's longer trip, while Yarmouth winner Diamond Run had been progressing nicely until a poor effort here last time. Vhujon landed a double at Kempton last month before being soundly beaten off today's mark at the same track.
Adam De Beaulieu (USA) 11-1 (10-6) Towards rear, ridden and hung left towards centre over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 5l behind Avoncreek (9-12) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jul.
Desert Auction (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ajdaad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Know No Fear 7-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Scarborough Lily (9-1) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Fault 33-1 (8-2) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind The Which Doctor (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Trojan Rocket (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, switched right to outside and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Haadeeth (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Diamond Run 7-2fav (9-2) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Pytheas (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Vhujon (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Behind, some headway inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 9, 4l behind Mambo Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Bathwick Xaara 10-3fav (8-10) Chased leader, ridden and looked held when short of room over 1f out, no recover, 6th of 9, 11l behind Supreme Spirit (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Mucky Molly 16-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 6l behind Half A Crown (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Vigano (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Yakama (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Norcroft 33-1 (8-1) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 15, 12l behind Cativo Cavallino (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Thunder Gulf 13-8fav (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Spirit Of Oakdale (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.