Haadeeth may not be the most consistent, but scored over 6f here last month and went close again last week. Prince James also won over 6f at this track three weeks ago with Blown It a length behind and another bold bid from the front looks likely from him, but he may end up providing a good lead for GRUDGE. The latter has won four times over C&D including this race off a higher mark last year and Conor Dore's charge may get the race run to his liking today. The unexposed Bond Blade looks a danger, while Crimson Queen is another to consider.
Haadeeth 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, shd behind Ryedane (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Skylla 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 7l behind Absa Lutte (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Grudge 12-1 (9-6) In touch, switched left 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 14, 16l behind Whitecrest (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led far side group, ridden halfway, every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 16, 8l behind Style And Panache (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Chjimes (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 10l behind Frequency (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Atlantic Cycle (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Bumped start, raced centre, always behind, 13th of 16, 9l behind Style And Panache (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Prince James 3-1fav (8-8) Slowly into stride, headway to lead over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed closing stages, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Piddie's Power (9-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Atlantic Beach 25-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Lucky Art (8-12) at Kempton 5f clm stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sharp Shoes 9-2 (9-7) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 13, 6l behind Colourbearer (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Overwhelm 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 8l behind Frequency (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Blown It (USA) 4-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Caledonia Princess (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Crimson Queen 7-1 (9-5) Chased leadrs, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Estonia (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Bond Blade 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 11, 2l behind Henry Morgan (9-0) at Redcar 6f app hcp (6) gd in Oct.