Alborz has been in good form over hurdles lately, though was behind today's rival Rapid Heat Lad at Bangor in October. He could figure from near the foot of the weights while Priors Gold has only finished out of the frame once in five starts on the all-weather but was beaten in a claimer here last time. SOHCAHTOA was returning from a break when beating Sherman McCoy by a neck over C&D earlier this month. He's only been raised 3lb and, with some improvement likely, is fancied to follow up as Mediterranean Sea looks held and usually reserves her best for the Fibresand in any case.
All The Winds (GER) 20-1 (9-5) Held up detatched in rear, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 28l behind De Rigueur (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Priors Gold 11-4 (8-10) Held up in touch and keen, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Stand Guard (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (5) pol.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Sohcahtoa (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Sherman McCoy (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Thundering Home 10-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on to 4th over 1f out, went 3rd final 110 yards, no impression, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Beneath (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Rapid Heat Lad (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up never near leaders, 9th of 12, 19l behind Dovils Date (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Alborz (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked winner until ridden 4f out, 3rd one pace and no chance with leading duo final 2f, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Elbow Beach (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Volcanic Jack (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kames Park (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol.