It's difficult to be confident about any of these in a really poor race. Eastward Ho posted his first worthwhile form in a claimer at Pontefract last week, but has to prove that was no fluke so a token vote goes to MISTER FROSTY. He wasn't beaten far when fifth at Lingfield on his penultimate start and Kieren Fallon's booking takes the eye. Pursuing ran better in a seller at Redcar last time and Valley Tiger has bits of form that entitle him to consideration.
El Libertador (USA) 28-1 (8-13) Reluctant to load in stalls, towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, plugged on final 2f, never a factor, 7th of 14, 15l behind Kathleen Kennet (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Mister Frosty (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 10l behind Steady Gaze (8-1) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Eastward Ho 200-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden approaching final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Poyle Judy (8-2) at Pontefract 1m 3yo clm (5) gf.
Habsburg 20-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Fair Breeze (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Illustrious Forest 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 12th of 14, 27l behind Kathleen Kennet (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Khaki (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Keen close up, led over 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 26l behind Librettela (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Pronounce 100-1 (9-1) Slowly away, always behind, tailed off, 9th of 11, 29l behind Secret Era (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Pursuing 13-2 (8-4) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Yorksters Prince (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) gf.
Silk Lingerie 50-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, always towards rear, last of 12, 15l behind Midas Moment (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Skystream (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 14l behind Ducal (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Subramaniam 12-1 (8-6) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 8l behind Goal (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
The Right Time 12-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never in contention, 12th of 14, 10l behind Fifty Cents (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Valley Tiger 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt, took keen hold towards rear, headway on outside 7f out, soon chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost 3rd well over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 17l behind Castlemorris King (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.