This looks a tight race but Irish Raider UNDER REVIEW seems to be in good heart at the moment so is given the call. A win on the beach at Laytown was followed with a narrow defeat in a big field at Cork and off a similar mark he should go close with the surface likely to suit. Kipchak is back to a workable rating but is yet to win over this far while Prince James has a chance in this field with scope for improvement. Methaaly is on a winning mark but has failed to take advantage of similar opportunities recently so in an open contest Under Review looks in the best heart.
Kersivay 16-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 8l behind Hatta Stream (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Methaaly (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway oevr 1f out, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3l behind Victorian Bounty (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Desert Icon (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 8th of 13, 6l behind Merchant Of Medici (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Prince James 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, stayed on strongly entering final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 12, 7l behind Fashion Icon (8-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Oct.
Romantic Queen 13-2 (9-6) Started very slowly, always behind, 10th of 13, 6l behind Forever's Girl (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Kipchak (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 18l behind Mazamorra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Top Bid 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division centre, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 14, 9l behind Foreign Rhythm (8-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Charlie Delta 10-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, in touch, not clear run and hampered inside final 2f, ridden and one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mottley Crewe (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Interchoice Star 7-1 (9-5) Behind, headway over 1f out, never reached leaders, 5th of 13, 9l behind Divertimenti (9-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Under Review (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division in centre, smooth progress into close 4th under 1 1/2f out, close 2nd and every chance well inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, hd behind White Daffodil (8-10) at Cork 6f Apprentice Handicap (3yo) gd in Oct.
Clerical (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along after 1f, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 18, 9l behind Sea Salt (9-1) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.