Capaill Liath won a similar event over 7f here last month and has a leading chance once again. He should confirm running with Light From Mars and has a bit in hand with other recent winners Countryman, George Fenton and Dark Lane on today's terms. Titus Gent should have finished closer in a claimer over 5f here last time so a chance is taken on WEST LEAKE DIMAN. The latter's poor form has seen him tumble 14lb down the weights this year but the drop into this grade may bring about a revival.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct beating Ortac Rock (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 40-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 13l behind You're The Boss (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f (4) pol in Oct.
Countryman 6-4fav (9-0) Chased leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind My Own Way Home (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon one pace, stayed on towards finish, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Tariq Too (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Oct.
George Fenton 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, no impression, 12th of 13, 5l behind Steel Rain (8-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Titus Gent 15-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to dispute 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 3l behind R Woody (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Light From Mars 4-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, outpaced over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Capaill Liath (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Bunce (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, ridden and went 2nd soon after, no chance with winner when lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Tajneed (9-4) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
West Leake Diman (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Stumbled start, behind, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 8th of 12, 7l behind Da'quonde (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Dark Lane 4-1 (9-5) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead near finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Ivestar (8-11) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 5-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 21l behind Harvest Mist (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Rosa Lockwood 20-1 (8-12) Slowlyaway, behind, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, driven chasing leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 10, 4l behind All Right Now (8-12) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Ficelle (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure in centre 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, hung right in closing stages, held on, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Oct beating Ishiamiracle (8-12) by nk, 16 ran.