Glenridding is 3lb higher than last month's victory here, but has won off higher marks on turf and is not easily dismissed. Ryedane had today's rivals Methaaly and Frequency behind when scoring over 6f here recently, although he's yet to win over today's trip, while Bavarian Princess is 4lb higher for her win over C&D but has scope for further improvement. DARCEY's latest third behind Prince James at this track looks better now with the latter going in again on Saturday. Amy Weaver's charge looks up to scoring off her current mark and gets the nod.
Hatta Stream (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression soon after, 11th of 14, 13l behind Loyalty (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Frequency 4-1fav (9-13) Held up mid-division on outer, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Ryedane (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Smalljohn 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to track leaders 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Chookie Royale (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Darcey 9-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Prince James (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Spin Again (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Collect Art (9-0) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Glenridding 9-2 (9-8) In touch on outer, pushed along 4f out, ridden to chase leader 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind Chookie Avon (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Methaaly (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Ryedane (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Postscript (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Dwelt always in rear, heavly eased from 2f out, last of 13, 38l behind Smart Step (8-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Ryedane (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Haadeeth (9-0) by shd, 12 ran.
Bavarian Princess (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Dwelt in touch, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct beating Striker Torres (9-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Seamster 33-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon struggling, tailed off, 10th of 14, 30l behind Positivity (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.
My Ruby (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 11, 33l behind Saskia's Dream (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.