Last Sovereign won a claimer over 5f here in September but is 7lb higher than when last winning a handicap. Valery Borzov and Dickie's Lad have both slipped down the weights and finished a bit closer last time but a speculative vote in a decent claimer goes to NOVERRE TO GO, who was only beaten a length by Arctic Lynx over C&D last month. Where's Reiley just got the better of Red Cape in a plating race here on his latest start with Lesley's Choice well behind but a wide draw won't help Corporal Maddox.
Al Khan (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 11th of 13, 18l behind Fulbright (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Last Sovereign 10-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Capone (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Time Medicean 10-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 15, 3l behind Gladiatrix (8-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 7th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Emilio Largo (9-9) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Dickie's Lad (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outside, wide entering straight, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Julius Geezer (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, 7th of 9, 8l behind Where's Reiley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt in touch, ridden and headway on innner over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1l behind Arctic Lynx (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Corporal Maddox 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, hung right and well beaten 2f out, last of 13, 24l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Ertikaan 7-2 (9-2) In touch on outside, headway towards far side over 2f out, chased winner and every chance 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Victorian Bounty (8-9) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Lesley's Choice 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 6th of 9, 5l behind Where's Reiley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Where's Reiley (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division and pushed along, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Oct beating Red Cape (8-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Blue Jack 4-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway in centre and ridden inside final 2f, chasing leaders and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Victorian Bounty (8-9) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Red Cape (FR) 5-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led last 100 yards, headed close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Where's Reiley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.