Without a win on Turf, Woolfall Sovereign is rated a barely credible 30lb higher on this surface. But the prolific course winner is more exposed than Forest Edge, a winner at Kempton last week where he beat Peace Seeker and Stonefield Flyer. The latter is also preferred to recent winners on heavy going, Even Stevens and Arctic Feeling. With Addictive Dream and Burning Thread looking high enough in the weights now, this can go to the progressive filly EQUITANIA with the in-form Silvestre De Sousa taking over the reins.
Woolfall Sovereign (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fantasy Gladiator (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Raced stand side tracked leader, ridden and every 2f out, weakened final furlong, 18th of 19, 11l behind Dungannon (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Forest Edge (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Good speed to cross over and lead on rail, clear 2f out, ran on well final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct beating If So (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Even Stevens 17-2 (8-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, driven out, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct beating Bondesire (8-4) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Aubrietia 66-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, raced wide and always towards rear, 8th of 12, 18l behind My Freedom (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct.
Burning Thread (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 16, 7l behind Demora (8-11) at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Stonefield Flyer 16-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no threat after, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Naabegha 16-1 (9-2) Steadied and awkward leaving stalls, pulled hard towards rear, headway under pressure on outside when hung left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Horsted Keynes (8-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Equitania 6-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden and strongly pressed throughout final furlong, held on gamely, won at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct beating Fitz Flyer (8-10) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating Oldjoesaid (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Peace Seeker 10-1 (8-12) Chased leader over 1f, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Ruby's Day 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden when short of room approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 13l behind Athenian (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.