Orpsie Boy failed to cope in a higher grade race here last time but had won over track and trip before that. PICCOLO EXPRESS finished less than a length behind him on that occasion and is taken to reverse running on better terms today. The latter can also take revenge for an earlier defeat by Harvest Mist, well beaten here last month, but the likes of Glenridding and Basle are both capable of getting involved off their current marks.
Divine Call 7-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, went 4th approaching final furlong, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kuanyao (9-1) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, driven and kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Kimbali (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Exceedexpectations 4-1fav (9-4) Led 1f, tracked leader until over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Dansili Dutch (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Run It Twice (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Always in rear, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 4l behind Monsieur Royale (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Glenridding 18-1 (8-13) Ridden from start, chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 26l behind Big Storm Coming (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Basle 25-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, last of 9, 26l behind Orpsie Boy (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Solarmaite 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 18l behind Dubai Celebration (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind One Way Or Another (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Piccolo Express 8-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Orpsie Boy (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.