VICTORIAN BOUNTY scored in heavy ground at Windsor last month having tumbled down the weights. He remains on a winning mark and the C&D winner can go in again. Half A Crown is another recent winner in testing going though a 6lb penalty may prevent a follow-up but Another Citizen has claims with an apprentice's claim helping his cause. Chambles, Steelcut and Restless Bay are all C&D winners with claims and Swendab is back on a winning mark.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up and off the pace, headway over 1f out, slightly hampered inside final furlong, kept on in closing stages but never able to challenge, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Muhdiq (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Steelcut 25-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 7l behind Sunny Side Up (8-11) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Mcmonagle (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 4l behind Ginger Ted (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Diman Waters (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Beat The Bell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Victorian Bounty 12-1 (8-9) Chased leader, left in slight lead approaching final 4f, narrowly headed approaching halfway, led again over 1f out, ran on gamely, ridden out, won at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) hvy in Oct beating Ertikaan (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Befortyfour 33-1 (8-10) Outpaced and always behind, 13th of 15, 6l behind Demora (8-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep.
Half A Crown (IRE) 7-1fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) hvy in Oct beating Orwellian (9-0) by nk, 17 ran.
Chambles 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never troubled leaders, 4th of 13, 3l behind Jinky (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Swendab (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never on terms, 8th of 12, 5l behind Cut Across (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Johnstown Lad (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 3l behind The Strig (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Restless Bay (IRE) 11-8fav (8-9) Led to post, short of room and hampered soon after start, held up in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dancing Maite (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
See Clearly 8-1 (9-1) Prominent, led 4f out, headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 14l behind Rocky Reef (9-1) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Another Citizen (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind We'll Deal Again (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.