Decision By One never figured up against much higher rated opposition in a claimer here last time. This is easier and he has a bit to spare with ROTHESAY CHANCER on today's terms. But the latter is dropped in class for his all-weather debut having finished third at Musselburgh three weeks ago and gets the vote. Nobvabridge won in Jersey in August but has finished last in handicaps either side of that and recent Bath winner Compton Prince looks a bigger threat, although he has plenty to find at the weights with the principals.
Compton Prince 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 1f out, driven to slight lead inside final furlong, ran on and in command close home, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep beating Mossgo (9-4) by nk, 12 ran.
Novabridge 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 16l behind Monsieur Jamie (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Rothesay Chancer 10-1 (9-4) Raced wide held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, soon every chance, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Layla's Oasis (8-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Above The Stars 12-1 (9-7) Tried to anticipate start, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 4th of 5, 12l behind The Strig (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
La Sylphe 16-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden halfway, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind Rise To Glory (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Decision By One 15-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind R Woody (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Coconut Kisses 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 5l behind Sarah Berry (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Stoneacre Hull (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader, every chance ridden edged left and bumped over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Borough Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.