MY NAME IS BERT came close to landing a touch from this mark over course and distance last time out and has live claims of going one better despite his high draw. Suzhou showed a little more in a visor last time and this hold-up performer wouldn't need to find too much more in order to get involved whilst Brian Ellison has his team in great form at present and a big run looks to be assured from Nicholas Pocock with Kieren Fallon due to take the ride. Just Jimmy is back to a winning mark and may find some improvement for the fitting of cheekpieces whilst Madame Boot and Talent Scout are relatively unexposed and have done enough to believe that a race of this nature may well come their way in the fullness of time.
Nicholas Pocock (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Accamelia (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Khajaaly (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Dwelt, tracked leaders, switched left halfway, soon bumped, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 29l behind En Fuego (9-3) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Zeffirelli 25-1 (9-0) Raced stands side chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Downhill Skier (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Just Jimmy (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Cyril The Squirrel (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Decency (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt, always in rear, 14th of 16, 8l behind Daddy's Gift (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct.
Musical Script (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Fault (9-2) at Brighton 7f clm stks (6) gf in Sep.
Suzhou 16-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, switched left from well over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 3l behind Conry (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
My Name Is Bert 9-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Peter's Gift (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Flyjack (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 9l behind Forever's Girl (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Madame Boot (FR) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, hard ridden to well held 2nd final 100 yards, weakened and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Ice Cool Lady (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Namu 7-1 (9-2) Held up, niggled along 4f out, headway on inside 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3l behind Liberty Trail (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Talent Scout (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 5l behind Ajara (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.