Lucky Mark and Angelo Poliziano are making hard work of getting their heads in front with both recording a series of placed efforts recently. Speedyfix is going the same way and has risen 4lb despite not winning while Nine Before Ten went close over C&D before taking on much higher rated rivals here on Monday. Here Now And Why is up 5lb for his win over 6f here last time so a speculative vote goes to ARCH WALKER, placed on the Turf recently and open to improvement on only his second start on the all-weather.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Dwelt headway to lead over 4f out, ridden 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 12, nk behind Flamborough Breeze (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
Arch Walker (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Tracled leaders going well, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Juarla (8-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, not clear run and switched right entering final furlong, ran on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Choice Pearl (8-13) by hd, 12 ran.
Gran Canaria Queen 8-1 (8-5) Behind stand side, ridden 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 15, 6l behind Rock On Candy (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
On The High Tops (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind stand side, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 9l behind Rock On Candy (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Steadied start and switched left, soon outpaced, 12th of 13, 10l behind Iceblast (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Angelo Poliziano 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind M J Woodward (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Jolly Ranch 14-1 (9-3) Held up, headway on inside over 3f out, outpaced by leaders from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind Pick A Little (9-9) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Nine Before Ten (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Outpaced, some headway on outside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 12, 12l behind Alaskan Bullet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Speedyfix 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear on outer, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Aubrietia (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Pavers Star 15-2 (8-9) Slowly away in touch in rear, effort 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Havin' A Good Time (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (5) fbs in Oct.
Molly Jones 25-1 (8-11) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Havin' A Good Time (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (5) fbs in Oct.
Ballarina 7-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 5l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.