Invigilator scored here back in April but remains 3lb higher despite failing to figure in three subsequent starts while a 5lb rise in the weights may prove beyond Katy Spirit. The latter won at Kempton in August while Shamrocked has picked up a couple of plating races recently, though is facing a tougher task today. FRENCH PRESS ran well off today's mark at this track last time having won over course and distance before that and John Stimpson's charge should be bang there at the finish once again.
Dear Maurice 25-1 (9-3) Hampered just after start, held up in rear, ridden and headway on far rail over 1f out, not able to get on terms, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Harrogate Fair (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Exceedexpectations 33-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 17l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Invigilator 20-1 (8-5) Always behind, 9th of 12, 8l behind Rambo Will (9-1) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Dark Lane 12-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 6l behind Oh So Sassy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, led over 2f out, hard ridden final furlong, held on, all out, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug beating Brynford (8-13) by hd, 7 ran.
Shamrocked (IRE) 13-8fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Little China (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
French Press (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Powerful Pierre (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Pick A Little 33-1 (9-1) Always in rear, last of 12, 12l behind Pettochside (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Befortyfour 22-1 (9-7) Slowly away in rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 11, 9l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Bapak Pesta (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Ivestar (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 7th of 14, 2l behind Fleurtille (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Oct.
Monty Fay (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden to chase clear leader over 1f out, kept on same pace and lost two places inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.