Verus Delicia went close at Redcar last time but will need to step up on her earlier efforts at this track to figure. Here Now And Why scored here last year but is 3lb higher today and HOT SUGAR is just preferred. He finished a close-up third over track and trip last month and looks set to take advantage of his slip down the weights. Elusive Gold has claims on her earlier efforts at Kempton, though she was well beaten over 7f here last time, and Haadeeth pops up at this level when the mood takes him.
Haadeeth 12-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 5l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Elusive Gold (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 25l behind Greensward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, never on terms, 10th of 12, 14l behind One Way Or Another (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 7th of 9, 11l behind Glastonberry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 15, 7l behind Ace Master (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden and headed entering final furlong, weakened towards finish, 9th of 15, 5l behind Minimee (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Hot Sugar (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Raced wide prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Powerful Pierre (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led narrowly, headed 3f out, weakened 1f out, 14th of 15, 15l behind Ace Master (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, stayed on and snatched 2nd place close home, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Pavers Star 4-1 (9-7) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Irish Girls Spirit (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Baker's Pursuit 14-1 (8-13) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 7l behind Thatcherite (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Oct.
Superior Duchess 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 11, 40l behind Schottische (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.