Porteous is upped in class off a higher mark as she chases a hat-trick and stablemate Wee Jean has the stronger form with a decent effort in the Princess Margaret at Ascot during the summer. The victory of Pound Piece over track and trip three weeks ago brings him into the reckoning while Zalzilah went close over the minimum trip here last time. Scruffy Tramp and Corncockle are less likely to stay today's extra furlong, but it should be no problem for winning debutant DISTANT PAST, who won a maiden race over 5f here by five lengths and can follow-up.
Steventon Star 4-1 (9-10) Dwelt close up in last place, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Thewandaofu (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Nov.
Scruffy Tramp (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, 4th of 5, 4l behind Lightning Thunder (8-8) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (2) gs in Sep.
Wee Jean 14-1 (9-0) Chased leading trio, pushed along halfway, outpaced over 1f out, keeping on same pace and held when not much room 100 yards out, 5th of 7, 7l behind Amazing Maria (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Zalzilah 15-2 (9-2) Always prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Viva Verglas (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Pound Piece (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Steadied and switched left soon after start, tracked leaders, headway on inside 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Nov beating Invincible Strike (9-7) by 1l, 5 ran.
Corncockle 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Hopefilly (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Distant Past 15-8fav (8-13) Held up mid-division, went 2nd over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Astral Rose (8-11) by 5l, 7 ran.
Porteous 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Captain Secret (9-7) by 2l, 6 ran.
Alfie Lunete (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Souville (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.