Destiny Of A Diva and Brouhaha have done their winning over shorter trips, though the former has been placed over C&D. Rio's Rosanna had Antigua Sunrise behind when runner-up at Doncaster last time and she should be thereabouts if taking to the Polytrack, but preference is for ART SCHOLAR. He popped-up at a big price over track and trip last month on his first start over the distance and Mike Appleby's charge is open to further progress. Stanley Rigby returns to action but the multiple Fibresand winner may need the outing, while this is tougher than the claimer Raucous Behaviour won at Kempton in September.
Destiny Of A Diva 9-2 (9-9) Always in last pair, never afactor, last of 9, 10l behind Changing The Guard (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Jawaab (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, headed approaching 3f out, soon pushed along and weakened, 14th of 15, 28l behind Suhaili (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Brouhaha 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and pressed from 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Antigua Sunrise (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, hung right over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 15, 7l behind Suhaili (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Art Scholar (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct beating Obsession (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Dwelt, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 15, nk behind Suhaili (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Stanley Rigby 9-4fav (9-7) Raced wide, held up in touch, progress to track leading pair over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Jack Dawkins (8-11) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Raucous Behaviour (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Awkward and rider lost iron briefly leaving stalls, soon in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep beating First Avenue (9-6) by ns, 9 ran.
Broughtons Paradis (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on well closing stages, never quite able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Effervesce (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, never a factor, 10th of 12, 9l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.