BRIANNSTA arrives in good form which is enough to win him the vote ahead of Avrilo and Ask Jenny. John Long's experienced campaigner has achieved his last three successes at this track with the most recent of them coming on his penultimate start from a 3lb lower mark. He's run well since, isn't too badly drawn and should be there or thereabouts. Ask Jenny hasn't troubled the judge in two previous visits here but is well enough handicapped on the pick of her efforts to get into the shake-up whilst Avrilo ran well here in a maiden in October and could grab a share of the spoils. Bountiful Bay is drawn widest of all but has raced prominently of late and may be able to attain a decent position in the early stages. She's not as exposed as many in this field and could give a good account whilst Cool Sands' stable is in better form than when he was last in action. It takes a leap of faith to support him though so we'll stick with the in-forn Briannsta.
Greek Secret 28-1 (8-10) Dwelt, hampered soon after start, in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 9l behind Solemn (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Kinigi (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Romantic Queen (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Cool Sands (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 12l behind Cativo Cavallino (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
One More Round (USA) 9-1 (9-0) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind La Gifted (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Only A Game (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, soon hung right, weakened, 12th of 17, 20l behind Markhesa (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Oct.
Cardinal 16-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 17, 13l behind Markhesa (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Oct.
Ask Jenny (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 4l behind Lord Of The Reins (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Deo Valente (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Taken to post early, raced stands' side, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 17, 16l behind Mission Impossible (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Avrilo 3-1fav (8-13) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Cheery Cat (8-7) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Briannsta (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, steadied over 1f out, rallied and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Dancing Welcome (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Bountiful Bay 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Malapropism (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 2l behind Cheery Cat (8-7) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Lambrini Lace (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 8th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Half A Crown (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.